Bestowing the Texas Tech University System’s highest faculty honors, Chancellor Robert Duncan recognized 14 faculty from the system’s four universities as recipients of the Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. The honors recognize exemplary efforts in education and research and are made possible by philanthropic gifts to the Chancellor’s Council.
This year’s faculty recipients were fêted at the annual Chancellor’s Council Gala, held Feb. 9 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The yearly event celebrates members of the Chancellor’s Council who contribute annually to support the chancellor’s initiatives across the Texas Tech University System.
The perennial awards program marked a milestone this year, surpassing $1 million in total faculty awards for the first time since its creation in 2001.
“The quality academic experience available to our students in the Texas Tech University System is a direct result of the hard work, commitment and dedication of our faculty members,” Duncan said. “They pursue groundbreaking, impactful research and guide our students in reaching new heights of excellence. On behalf of our institutions, it is an honor and a privilege to recognize our world-class faculty.”