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Texas Tech University 2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Texas Tech University is an institution of great achievement. It has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence through cutting-edge research and innovative activities, future-oriented teaching, and multifaceted-outreach endeavors by its faculty, students and staff.

We have a rising national reputation as an institution of accomplishment in contributions to higher education. As my first year as Texas Tech University president comes to an end, I look forward to continuing to lead our wonderfully talented groups of faculty, staff and students. We want them to be successful, and together we will ensure they have the support to achieve their goals.

Over the past year, there are many accomplishments of which we should be proud. Our students won numerous academic national championships and our talented and accomplished faculty and staff provided them the guidance and leadership to achieve on the national level. We opened new buildings and received approval and funding for current and future construction projects that will enhance the overall academic experience of our students and research endeavors of our faculty. We have produced groundbreaking research, scholarship and performances that have received worldwide attention.

I am proud to serve as president of this fine comprehensive national public research institution. This is Texas Tech University.

M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.

At A Glance

A national leading 10 faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars.

The Whitacre College of Engineering hired three National Academy of Engineering members.

The Fall 2013 enrollment reflected the fifth-straight year of record attendance (33,111).
- Spring 2014 enrollment marks third-consecutive spring record.
- Hispanic enrollment increased three points to 19%.

New facilities, including Petroleum Engineering Research Building, Scaled Wind Farm Technology facility, Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, and new housing complex, reflect growth in research and student body.

Texas Tech students delivered more than a dozen academic national championships.

The College of Education led an effort to secure a $24.5 million grant from the Department of Education for the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood consortium, which will provide health, education and social services to citizens and schools in east Lubbock.