TTU System Chancellor Tedd Mitchell to Speak on Leadership in Time of Crisis at Annual Lubbock Chamber LuncheonLUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the Texas Tech University System as the keynote speaker for its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., was named the fifth chancellor of the Texas Tech University System on Oct. 25, 2018.
As chancellor, Dr. Mitchell is the chief executive officer of a $2 billion, four-university higher education enterprise consisting of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Collectively, the TTU System enrolls more than 57,000 students, and operates in 17 cities statewide and internationally, and has an endowment valued over $1.3 billion.
Dr. Mitchell works collaboratively with the Board of Regents, TTU System administration and university presidents to enhance the TTU System’s profile and support shared missions of advancing higher education, health care, research and community outreach. Additionally, Dr. Mitchell guides the TTU System’s engagement with state elected officials in Austin and federal leaders in Washington, D.C., to further enhance funding and support.
Historic milestones were achieved, under Dr. Mitchell’s leadership, after receiving legislative funding and approval in the 86th Texas Legislature to establish a new Texas Tech University veterinary school in Amarillo, and a new dental school at TTUHSC El Paso. This will be the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century and first dental school in over 50 years. The addition of these two schools makes the TTU System one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.
Dr. Mitchell also is leading the TTU System’s efforts toward a partnership with Midwestern State University to become the fifth university to join the TTU System.
Dr. Mitchell first joined the TTU System when he was named the eighth president of TTUHSC on May 17, 2010. He held a dual appointment as chancellor and president for approximately one year until deciding to close his tenure, effective Nov. 1, 2019, after nearly a decade at the helm of TTUHSC. He is the longest-tenured president during the 51-year history of TTUHSC and successfully led the university to a period of historic milestones, record growth in enrollment, academic excellence and physical campus expansion. Today, TTUHSC graduates more health care professionals than any other health-related institution in Texas.
The Lubbock Chamber Annual Award honorees, listed below, will also be recognized during the luncheon.
Ambassador of the Year: Tracy Polk, Impact Collision Centers
sponsored by: Thrivent Financial - Kristyne Link
Volunteer of the Year: Robert Wood, West Texas Land Guys
Entrepreneur / Small Business of the Year: Mickey Rogers and Daniel Stanton, Café Venture Catering and Fuddruckers
sponsored by: One Guy from Italy – 50th St.
Business of the Year: Covenant Health and UMC Health System Frontline Healthcare Workers
sponsored by: Happy State Bank
Business Person of the Year: Shara Konechney, Piper Boutique
sponsored by: Parkhill
“I appreciate the opportunity to join our business leaders in the Lubbock community at this year’s Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. After an incredibly challenging year for everybody, this is a great event for our community to celebrate our local leaders – the people who have really stepped up to care for everyone in Lubbock – and a chance for us all to recognize our tireless front line health care professionals,” said Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the TTU System.
Tickets for the event, presented by FirstBank & Trust, are $55 and Chamber members receive a discounted price of $40. Reservations may be made here or by calling the Lubbock Chamber office at (806) 761-7000. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 24.
Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Sheri Nugent at Sheri.Nugent@lubbockbiz.org.