Texas Tech University



President's Annual Report

Scroll Down

Note from the President

It was an exceptional year for Texas Tech University. Through unwavering dedication and determination, we enjoyed unprecedented successes on many fronts. Still, we recognize there is more to do, and we look forward to furthering our impact as we embark on our next century of service to our state and nation.

In this report, we highlight the many notable milestones that marked 2022. I hope it provides you an opportunity to reflect on the achievements we've shared as we marked the end of a century of Texas Tech.


Lawrence Schovanec

Cutting Edge

In August 2022, Texas Tech University received its largest-ever federal grant to create the Center for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production (CASFER). CASFER, headquartered at Texas Tech, received a $26 million grant from the NSF for an initial five-year period, with the possibility of renewing the grant for five more years and another $25 million.
Texas Tech leads the collaboration, and is joined by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The team is charged with developing next-generation, modular, distributed and efficient technologies for capturing, recycling and producing decarbonized nitrogen-based fertilizers (NBFs).

This research center will put Texas Tech on the cutting edge of fertilizer research to feed the future of America.

This research center will put Texas Tech on the cutting edge of fertilizer research to feed the future of America.

Governor's October 2022 Visit

New Heights

Texas Tech began the Fall 2022 semester with records in first-year and graduate enrollment, research expenditures and philanthropic contributions.



First-Year Students



Graduate Enrollment

More Than


Presidential Merit Scholars



Research Expenditures



Federal Research Expenditures

More Than


In Federal Awards






New Endowments



Inaugural Day of Giving

Making An Impact

We shared many successes in 2022 and celebrated the achievements made possible by the support and generosity of our proud alumni, who continue to put the future of our students first.

College Renamed Thanks to Transformational Gift

In recognition of a generous donation, and in honor of Tommie J. Huckabee, the College of Architecture was renamed the Huckabee College of Architecture. The gift provides access to resources that elevate the educational experience for students and faculty and revitalizes the infrastructure in and around Huckabee College.

Read the Story

Gen. C.Q. Brown, Jr. Makes Campus Visit

Gen. C.Q. Brown, Jr. returned to his alma mater in November for the first time since being named Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Force. Gen. Brown shared his story with the campus community as a special guest for the eighth annual Rawls Diversity Symposium, hosted by the Rawls College of Business.

Read the Story

NRHC Announces Largest Single Gift in Its History

In June, the National Ranching Heritage Center announced a $3.5 million gift and intent to create the Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center, an interactive and immersive ranching education experience. Construction on the center began in October and should be completed in summer 2023.

Read the Story

Tuition Granted for Make-A-Wish Student

Texas Tech, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and Make-A-Wish granted a first-year student's wish to have his college tuition paid for. In May, Matthew Chapman's wish was revealed at a special event at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Matthew, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, is pursuing a degree from the Department of Computer Science.

Read the Story

Committed to Excellence

From winning titles to earning diplomas, Texas Tech students once again proved that From Here, It's Possible™.

Wool Judging Team Wins Second Straight Title

Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources added another trophy to its case after the Wool Judging Team claimed its second consecutive national championship in Houston in March. The team also secured national titles in 1986, 2013 and 2018 before winning back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022.

Read the Story

Inaugural Class Graduates from Costa Rica Campus

In May, Texas Tech University Costa Rica graduated its first cohort of students, all representing the College of Human Sciences. Six students comprise the graduating class, the first to earn a Texas Tech degree entirely outside the U.S.

Read the Story

Spirit Program Boasts Another Banner Year

In April, the pom squad won the 2022 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships in jazz. The team represented the U.S. as the National Premier Jazz Team in the competition, placing ahead of Team Mexico and Team Puerto Rico. In a separate competition, Raider Red finished first in the Mascot division for the second consecutive year, beating out Georgia Tech's “Buzz” and the University of Missouri-Columbia's “Truman the Tiger.”

Read the Story

Ad Team Wins First Title in More Than 30 Years

Texas Tech's Bullet Advertising Team, housed within the College of Media & Communication, brought home a national championship in June from the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), hosted by the American Advertising Federation. The team placed first out of eight teams, and it was the first year since 1984 that Texas Tech won the national title.

Read the Story

Through your eyes

We placed disposable cameras across campus and asked students, faculty and staff to show us Texas Tech through their eyes.

New Faces

Texas Tech welcomed four new deans in 2022, each bringing distinct accomplishments and abilities.

Tosha Dupras

Tosha began as dean in the College of Arts & Sciences in June. A native of Canada, she brings extensive experience as a former senior associate dean at the University of Central Florida and chair of the Department of Anthropology.

Read the Story

Martin Camacho

Martin began as dean in the Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts in July. He previously served as interim provost and dean of the Fain College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University.

Read the Story

Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger

Upe was named dean of the Huckabee College of Architecture in June. He had served as the college's interim dean prior to the appointment and originally came to Texas Tech in 1998 as a lecturer.

Read the Story

Jill Hernandez

Jill began as dean of the Honors College in September. Prior to her arrival, she was dean of the College of Arts & Humanities and a professor of philosophy at Central Washington University.

Read the Story

Offered over


in Scholarship Support

FY 2021-2022


Degrees Conferred

FY 2021-2022


Doctoral Degrees Conferred

Six year grad. rate up


In five years

Record Number

Fulbright Awards

Founding Member


Record Total


Gilman Scholars

Two Faculty Named


Bright Future

We celebrated new beginnings in 2022 and what promises to be an exciting future for Texas Tech.

Vet School Hosts Official Ribbon Cutting

The School of Veterinary Medicine, the first vet school in Texas in more than a century, hosted Gov. Greg Abbott for its ribbon-cutting ceremony in April. The 185,000-square-foot building is a world-class facility with interactive classrooms, state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, and more.

Read the Story

Cotton Classification Complex Opens Its Doors

Texas Tech and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut the ribbon in September on a first-of-its-kind cotton classing facility on campus. The 30,000-square-foot facility, located across the street from The Rawls Course, is equipped with the latest automated technology and represents the first cotton classing facility located on a college campus.

Read the Story

Academic Sciences Building Construction Continues

In December 2021, Texas Tech began constructing the Academic Sciences Building, which will house teaching and laboratory space for the College of Arts & Sciences. The three-story, 125,000-square-foot building is located within the historic academic core of campus, adjacent to the current Chemistry and Science buildings.

Read the Story

Enhancements to Memorial Circle Begin

With the support of many organizations, Texas Tech began construction on a tribute walk and Wall of Honor at Memorial Circle. Both projects, which reflect the university's history of honor and support for those who have served in our armed forces, began in November.

Read the Story

Game Changers

Our student-athletes continue to represent Texas Tech well as they proudly competed on behalf of the university across the country and around the world.

Record Rate

84% Graduation

(3.32 Overall GPA)


Texas Bowl Victory

Over Ole Miss

Track & Field

Top 10

National Finish

Men's Basketball

Sweet 16


Centennial Celebration

In early December, Texas Tech hosted its annual Carol of Lights®, which marked the start of the university's Centennial celebration. The event featured live music by Wade Bowen and The Maines Brothers Band and was capped off by a fireworks show.

August Kick Off Announcement and 64th Annual Carol of Lights

In Memoriam

Lauro F. Cavazos Jr.

The Texas Tech community grieved the loss of former president Lauro F. Cavazos Jr., who died in March. Cavazos was the 10th president of Texas Tech, a role he held for eight years beginning in 1980. He was the first alumnus and first Hispanic person to be president of the university.

Office of the President