U-Idaho President Named Finalist For Texas Tech President’s Job

Friday, March 1 2013


MOSCOW, ID – University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis has been selected as the sole finalist for the presidency at Texas Tech University. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will have a final vote on this in late March following a 21-day waiting period required by Texas law.

“When Ruthie and I made the move to the Northwest and the University of Idaho almost four years ago, we believed I would be completing my career as president of this special place,” said Nellis. “We care deeply for the University of Idaho and are so proud of Idaho’s ‘flagship’ national research university and all the people who make it successful.”

“At the same time, I did not expect to be presented with the unique and exciting opportunity that the presidency at Texas Tech University represents,” said Nellis.

President Nellis will be available for comment in late March after the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents makes a final decision on the position.

For more information, contact Communications and Marketing at the Texas Tech University System at (806) 742-0057.
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