Robert Duncan Celebrates Fourth Anniversary as TTU System Chancellor
August 6, 2018 | Texas Tech University System
Robert Duncan marked his fourth year as the chancellor of the Texas Tech University System on July 7. Under Duncan’s leadership, the system has experienced exciting, record-setting growth and has elevated the maturity of its operations to ensure long-term prosperity and sustainability while advancing the system’s key impactful initiatives.
Since Duncan assumed office, the TTU System has raised over $571 million in philanthropic funds, more than any previous chancellor has raised in the same time period.
In addition to the fiscal and operational health of the system and its institutions, Chancellor Duncan has a vision for impactful, need-based university expansions that serve West Texas communities and the overall prosperity of the state. At present, TTU is pursuing an innovative School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo while TTUHSC El Paso pursues the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. When completed, these schools will be the first of their kind in the state in over 100 years and 50 years, respectively. Additionally, the TTU System is joining together the comprehensive mental health resources and services of TTU and TTUHSC to establish the Texas Tech Mental Health Institute in order to serve the mental health needs of rural West Texas and communities across the state.