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Texas Tech University System
Established 1996
Type Public
Endowment $883 million[1]
Chancellor Kent Hance
Location Lubbock, Texas, USA
Website http://www.texastech.edu

The Texas Tech University System consists of three universities, Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University. Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University HSC together operate thirteen campuses, eleven of which are located in Texas. The remaining campuses are located in Seville, Spain, and Quedlinburg, Germany. The system is headquartered at the 202 Administration Building in Lubbock, Texas.[2]


Governance and Administration



The government, control, and direction of the TTU System is vested in a nine-member Board of Regents appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. Each Regent sits for a six-year term, and 1/3 of the Board's terms expire every two years in odd-numbered years.


The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the TTU System appointed by, and responsible to, the Board of Regents. The Chancellor carries out the policies of the System as determined by the Regents and has direct responsibility for all aspects of the operations of the TTU System's four primary components: Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and the TTU System Offices.


The presidents of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University are appointed by the Chancellor and are chief executive officers of their respective institutions and responsible for the strategic operation of each institution.


The Board of Regents established the system in 1996 to provide leadership and support for the combined academic enterprise.


Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University was founded in 1923, is a public, coeducational, doctoral/research university, and is the system flagship. Current enrollment totals 28,200 students. The main campus is located in Lubbock Texas, and is bordered by Marsha Sharp Freeway (4th Street), 19th Street, University Avenue, and Quaker Avenue. It operates several satellite campuses and centers outside of Lubbock, listed in the next section. Texas Tech University consists of 10 colleges and offers 150 degree programs.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was created as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine by the 61st Texas Legislature in 1969. In 1979, the charter was expanded to create the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The university's enrollment was 2,616 as of Fall 2008. TTUHSC operates four satellite campuses in addition to the main campus in Lubbock, Texas.

Angelo State University

Angelo State University is a public, coeducational university located in San Angelo, Texas. It was founded in 1928 as a two-year college. In 1965, the school began offering four-year degrees and ten years later became part of the Texas State University System.

In March 2007, Rep. Drew Darby and Sen. Robert Duncan co-sponsored House Bill 3564, which aimed to realign Angelo State with the Texas Tech University System.[3] The merger received widespread support in both Lubbock and San Angelo.[4][5] The bill was approved by the full House on April 24, 2007, and by the Senate in a unanimous vote on May 15, 2007.[6] On May 23, 2007, Gov. Rick Perry signed the bill.[7] A companion amendment to the Texas Constitution went before voters on November 6, 2007 as Proposition 1, which passed 66.28 percent in favor to 33.72 percent against. [8]

Angelo State University offers 97 bachelors, 23 masters, and 1 doctoral degree program. The university is divided into five colleges, Business, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, Nursing and Allied Health, Sciences, and Graduate Studies.

Texas Tech University Campuses

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Campuses

Angelo State University Campus

Board of Regents


  • F. Scott Dueser, Chair (profile)
  • Larry K. Anders, Vice Chair (profile)


  • Bob L. Stafford (profile)
  • Windy Sitton (profile)
  • Mark Griffin (profile)
  • Daniel "Dan" T. Serna (profile)
  • L. Frederick "Rick" Francis (profile)
  • John F. Scovell
  • Jerry E. Turner


Faculty honors

Distinction Number
Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 4[9][10][11][12]
Fellows of the American Psychological Society 3[11][13]
Fellows of the Ergonomics Society 2[14][15]
Fellows of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2[14][15]
Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2[16][17]
Fellows of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 1[18]
Fellows of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 1[19]
Fellows of the American Psychological Association 1[13]
Fellows of the American Statistical Society 1[12]
Fellows of the American Physical Society 1[9]
Fellows of the Geological Society of America 1[10]
Fellows of the Gerontological Society of America 1[18]
Fellows of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 1[15]
Members of the National Academy of Engineering 1[20]
Fellows of the National Institutes of Health 1[18]
Fellows of the Society for Design and Process Science 1[15]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "2008 NACUBO Endowment Study" (PDF). NACUBO. pp. 3. http://www.nacubo.org/documents/research/NES2008PublicTable-AllInstitutionsByFY08MarketValue.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-27.  
  2. ^ "Board of Regents Contact Information." Texas Tech University System. Retrieved on November 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Lawmaker Files Bill to Make Angelo State Part of Texas Tech System". KCBD.com. March 9, 2007. http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=6205568&nav=3w6y.  
  4. ^ "Help bring ASU into the Tech fold". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. April 9, 2007. http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories/040907/edi_040907016.shtml.  
  5. ^ "A System switch spelled out - ASU realignment touted for various reasons". San Angelo Standard-Times. April 5, 2007. http://gosanangelo.com/news/2007/apr/05/system-switch-spelled-out---asu-realignment-touted.  
  6. ^ "Texas Tech and Angelo State Merger Sent to Governor Perry". KCBD.com. May 15, 2007. http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=6519154&nav=3w6y.  
  7. ^ "History for HB 3564". www.capitol.state.tx.us. May 23, 2007. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=80R&Bill=HB3564.  
  8. ^ Gainesville Daily Register - 7 percent of Cooke County voters cast ballots
  9. ^ a b "A Lasting Gift to a Scholar". Texas Tech University Vice President for Research. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/vprgs/hase.php. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  10. ^ a b "A Theory of Flight". Texas Tech University Vice President for Research. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/vprgs/flight.php. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  11. ^ a b "Human Factors & Applied Cognition << FACULTY >>". Texas Tech University Department of Psychology. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psychologyhumanfactors/People/index.html. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  12. ^ a b "Peter Westfall, Ph.D.". Texas Tech University Experts Guide. http://www.experts.ttu.edu/browse/profile/57. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  13. ^ a b "Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences". Texas Tech University Office of the Provost. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/deans/as.php. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  14. ^ a b "Who is Dr. M.M. Ayoub?". Institute of Industrial Engineers. http://www.iienet2.org/Details.aspx?id=3094. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  15. ^ a b c d "Jim Smith, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.E.". Texas Tech University. http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/waterinitiative/faculty/jsmith.php. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  16. ^ "Dr. Jon G. Bredeson". Texas Tech University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. http://www.ee.ttu.edu/ee/faculty/Bredeson.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  17. ^ "Mathematics & Statistics Horn Professors". Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics & Statistics. http://www.math.ttu.edu/people/profhorn.shtml. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  18. ^ a b c "Vice President Dean O. Smith". Texas Tech University Vice President for Research. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/vprgs/dos.php. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  19. ^ "Professor Donald M. Hunt". Texas Tech University School of Law. http://www.law.ttu.edu/faculty/bios/hunt/. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  
  20. ^ "Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Kishor Mehta". Texas Tech University. http://www.ttu.edu/profiles/profile.php?id=16. Retrieved 2008-04-18.  

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