The Texas Tech Board of Regents will meet this week to vote on officially hiring the system’s next chancellor.

The Board of Regents will host the special teleconference meeting on Thursday June 12th, beginning at 1 p.m.

Current Texas Senator Robert Duncan was named as the sole finalist for the position of chancellor on May 19th. State law requires that 21 days must pass after being named as sole finalist before final action may be taken by the Board of Regents.

A press release from Texas Tech says that after the Board of Regents meets in executive session, the meeting will reopen and a motion will be made to officially approve Duncan as chancellor of the Texas Tech System.

Duncan will take over the position from Kent Hance, who will take the position of chancellor emeritus.