Dr. Duane Nellis was formally introduced as Texas Tech's 16th president Monday.
Chancellor Kent Hance presented Dr. Nellis to the media during a news conference at the United Spirit Arena. Nellis is currently serving as president at the University of Idaho.
He was named the sole finalist for the position at the beginning of the month and says he envisions Tech as "one of the most prominent and comprehensive research universities."
"I think Tech clearly has that in it's future...and I look forward to being a part of that," said Nellis.
Dr. Nellis is replacing former president Guy Bailey after he left Tech to be the president of the University of Alabama late last year. Dr. Nellis will begin his new position on June 15th.
Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.