Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said that the increase is to allow an investment in faculty and instruction, and to decrease the student-to-faculty ratio.
Texas Tech University officials Thursday afternoon officially announced a $19.3 million gift from Bayer CropScience. The donation will be used for research programs and projects in the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources
The university is ranked 35th among all national universities and ninth among “very large schools,” which includes schools with more than 20,000 undergraduate students.
The Terry Foundation is based in Houston
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents gave final approval to Nellis on Friday, March 22nd, as recommended by Chancellor Kent Hance.
The lone-finalist for Texas Tech President is Dr. Duane Nellis from the University of Idaho