Sen. Robert Duncan to be Texas Tech Chancellor
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents officially named state Sen.Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, the sole finalist to be the system’s next chancellor in a news release issued Monday afternoon.
Duncan is expected to start in his new position July 1. A special election will have to be held to replace him, and at least one candidate — state Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock — has already announced an intention to run.
“To be able to serve the great universities in the Texas Tech University System is a tremendous honor for me and my family,” Duncan said in a statement. “I love the people of West Texas and will devote all of my energy to continue to grow the reputations for excellence of all the universities in the system.”
Duncan has served in the Texas Senate since 1997. He served in the Texas House from 1993 to 1997.