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TTU System Chancellor to Participate in US House Committee on Agriculture Hearing

Robert Duncan will be the only chancellor from a system or university to participate in the full-committee hearing.

June 20, 2017 | Contact Scott Lacefield

WHAT:          U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Full Committee Public Hearing – The Next Farm Bill: University Research

WHEN:          9 a.m. CT, Thursday (June 22) | Watch Live

WHERE:        1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.                 

EVENT:         Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan will testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture in a full-committee public hearing on The Next Farm Bill: University Research

“Agricultural research has been essential to U.S. gains in productivity over the past century. With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, U.S. production agriculture will continue to be asked to produce more with fewer resources, and one of the best ways to do that will be through strategic investments in agricultural research. Texas Tech University and Angelo State University have long been recognized for their high-quality research programs and contributions to scientific advancement. I look forward to hearing from Chancellor Duncan about the role he sees for TTU and ASU in ensuring the U.S. remains a world leader in agricultural research and technology,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway.  

Duncan has a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University and received his doctorate of jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law. Duncan served in the Texas Legislature, both in the House and Senate, for more than two decades before being named chancellor in 2014. While in the legislature, he advocated for statewide agriculture policy and served on the Senate Committee on Natural Resources for seven legislative sessions.

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 University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo 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 more than $1 billion endowment.

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 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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