Tedd Mitchell named sole finalist for chancellor position

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Updated: Oct. 4, 2018 at 2:15 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Tech Board of Regents has named Tedd Mitchell as the sole finalist for the Texas Tech System chancellor.

The announcement came after the board convened for a regular meeting on Thursday. Mitchell was named the interim chancellor in mid-August after former chancellor Robert Duncan announced his retirement.

Texas Tech released this statement on Thursday afternoon:

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents today (Oct. 4) announced Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell as the sole finalist for the position of chancellor at a regular scheduled meeting.

Mitchell became president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center on May 17, 2010 and is the university’s longest-tenured president. During his tenure, TTUHSC has grown to graduate more health care professionals than any other health-related institution in the state.

Mitchell was appointed interim chancellor on Aug. 20 and assumed his duties on Sept. 1.

“I am grateful to the Board of Regents for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead this university system and our outstanding institutions,”’ Mitchell said. “Our team of faculty and staff across the system is first rate, and I am honored to work with them as we move forward toward our impactful initiatives and continue to educate leaders and difference-makers while providing life-changing, innovative health care. I look forward to what we can accomplish together.”

State law requires 21 days must pass before final action can be taken by the Board of Regents on employment once a sole finalist has been named. Mitchell’s start date as chancellor is expected to be Oct. 25. He will continue to serve as president of TTUHSC.

Prior to coming to TTUHSC, Mitchell served as president and chief executive officer of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, an internationally recognized center of excellence in preventive and sports medicine.

Mitchell is an Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1987. After graduation he pursued training in Internal Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Mitchell was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. From 1988 to 1996, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves (Medical Corps).

The entire board of regents meeting can be seen here:

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