Texas Tech President Resigns After Short Tenure

January 11, 2016

Duane Nellis announced Friday that he is resigning as president of Texas Tech University, after less than three years in office, to join the faculty there. The Texas Tribune noted that Nellis has recently indicated frustrations with the governance system at Texas Tech. Nellis was also a candidate for the presidency of the University of Wyoming during the 2015 search.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Nellis, while on a campus visit, had this to say about governance of Texas Tech, which is part of a university system: "The chancellor of the system, who’s generally from a political background, has his office in the same building as me …. It’s been, the fit, I thought it’d be something I’d be able to adjust to and overcome, but the fit and the context is more challenging than I thought … there’s a little bit of tension in that context."

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