Chancellor’s Council Honors Top Faculty with Teaching and Research Awards

Underscoring the contributions faculty make to further the Texas Tech University System’s impact on our state and the world, Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., honored 12 educators and researchers with the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. Presented to individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, the recognitions are the system’s most prestigious faculty awards.

“Faculty across the Texas Tech University System provide our students a world-class educational experience,” Mitchell said. “The dedication to excellence and commitment to advancing our institutions is what places each of these award winners among the leading educators and researchers in our university system. It’s a privilege to present each of this year’s recipients with our system’s top faculty honors.”

The awards are funded by gifts to the Chancellor’s Council, a giving society that supports the chancellor’s priorities across the TTU System. The honors were first presented in 2001, and since then, more than $1.1 million has been awarded to 191 faculty.

Faculty recipients receive a $5,000 stipend and an engraved medallion featuring the seal of the Texas Tech University System. Chancellor Mitchell and the respective university presidents will recognize the honorees at campus events at each of the system’s four universities.

“Through their giving, Chancellor’s Council members are integral to the Texas Tech University System’s success,” said Patrick Kramer, Texas Tech Foundation CEO and vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement for the Texas Tech University System. “We are grateful for their continued investment in Chancellor Mitchell’s vision and for making it possible to celebrate these impressive scholars.”

Distinguished Teaching Awards

The chancellor presented eight faculty members with the Distinguished Teaching Award for exemplary efforts educating tomorrow’s leaders and innovators in the classroom.

Distinguished Research Awards

Mitchell also honored five Texas Tech University System faculty members for advancing human knowledge through research.

Supporting the entire Texas Tech University System

The Chancellor’s Council plays a vital role in creating opportunities at all four universities. The organization impacts student lives through scholarships, recognizes faculty achievement and encourages excellence by investing in emerging growth opportunities.

Last year, members of the organization supported the TTU System’s efforts during the Texas legislative session to secure funding for Texas Tech University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

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