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Chancellor, President to Announce Distinguished Faculty Award Winners

The Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards are the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the Texas Tech University System.

 February 8, 2017 | Contact Scott Lacefield

WHAT: Announcement of the annual Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards at Texas Tech University

WHEN: 3 p.m., Friday (Feb. 10)

WHERE: Forum Room, Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan and Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president, will present the annual Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards to seven faculty members at Texas Tech University.

Distinguished Teaching Awards

Karen L. Alexander, associate professor, College of Human Sciences

Lora Deahl, professor, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts

Cynthia B. McKenney, professor, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Distinguished Research Awards

Michael Ballou, associate professor and associate dean, College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources

Yoojin Chae, assistant professor, College of Human Sciences

Harvinder Singh Gill, associate professor, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

Michael P. Jordan, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences

The Chancellor’s Council helps advance the important work of the Texas Tech University System and its four component institutions – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

The council is celebrating its 50th anniversary and was originally created in 1967 as the President’s Council to recognize donors who helped Texas Tech accomplish its highest goals. The program was renamed and expanded in 1996 with the establishment of the Texas Tech University System. Today, the Chancellor’s Council plays a vital role in creating opportunities for all four universities. Among the many areas, the council funds student scholarships, faculty awards and top scholar recruitment.

The award recipients receive a $5,000 stipend and an engraved medallion.

About the Texas Tech University System 
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, more than 50,000 students, nearly 325,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.1 billion.

In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on more than a dozen campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.

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