The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents gave final approval to Nellis on Friday, March 22nd, as recommended by Chancellor Kent Hance.
Texas Tech University initiatives include wind energy, food safety, agricultural research, the Ogallala Aquifer, the University Transportation Center, and their Hill Country campuses in Highland Lakes, Junction, and Fredericksburg.
The lone-finalist for Texas Tech President is Dr. Duane Nellis from the University of Idaho
Texas Tech sends a contingent of administrators and supporters to Austin during each legislative session.
Only three institutions in the state of Texas and fewer than 70 universities nationwide have completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign.
Tech says that they are well on the way to meeting their institutional goal of 40,000 students by the year 2020.
‘Vision & Tradition: The Campaign’ is scheduled for completion next year. The University's goal is to raise $1 billion
Within the last decade, enrollment has increased more than 25 percent.
The 6,879 square-foot chapel seats around 250 people, and features the Spanish Renaissance architectural style used by many of the buildings around the Texas Tech campus.
The Hance Chapel, located between University Avenue and the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, took more than $3 million to build, primary from funds donated by Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance.