U. of Idaho President Lone Texas Tech Finalist 3/2/13
March 2, 2013
LUBBOCK - Regents have chosen University of Idaho President M.
Duane Nellis as the lone finalist for the Texas Tech University presidency.
Texas Tech University System regents made the selection on Friday. System
Chancellor Kent Hance calls Nellis "a visionary leader with an outstanding
record of accomplishment in higher education.
He would succeed Lawrence Schovanec, who served as Tech's interim president
since the August resignation of Guy Bailey. State law requires 21 days to pass
before final action is taken on the appointment.
In a statement, Nellis said he had believed his Idaho appointment in July
2009 would cap his career and that the Texas Tech opportunity came as a
surprise. He said he takes pride in the University of Idaho's work as Idaho's
flagship national research university.