Welcome Dr. M. Duane Nellis
M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., has been named the 16th president of Texas Tech University.
Dr. Nellis supports the Texas Tech strategic initiatives and said that he will work to grow Texas Tech's reputation as a premier national research university. He said that with the investments Texas Tech has made within the last several years, it is primed to become one of the foremost research universities in Texas.
Receiving his Bachelor of Science in earth science/geography from Montana State University, and both his Master of Science and Ph.D. of geography from Oregon State University, Dr. Nellis' research focuses in remote sensing and land and water resource assessment.
Dr. Nellis has a track record of great work, and most recently served as president of University of Idaho. He began his presidence June 15. Read more.
Watch highlights from Dr. Nellis' visit to campus and introduction to the university faculty, staff and students here.
Watch Dr. Nellis' introductory press conference in full, in which Chancellor Hance and Regent Larry Anders welcome him to campus here.