Nellis Named Next Texas Tech President

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The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents officially named M. Duane Nellis the next president and CEO of Texas Tech University on Friday, March 22.

The vote was unanimous and took place during a special-called teleconference meeting Friday morning.

Nellis will begin his post June 13 after finishing his duties at the University of Idaho, where he has served as president since July 2009, said University System Chancellor Kent Hance.

“He has a wealth of experience and background in higher education, and we feel fortunate to get him,” Hance said.

Nellis was named sole finalist for the Texas Tech presidency on March 1. Texas state law requires 21 days to pass before final action is taken by a university governing body for the appointment of a president.

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