Robert L. Duncan (R)

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General Information

Profession: Attorney Home Town: Lubbock Birthdate: 08-05-1953 Spouse: Terri

Personal Information

BS-Texas Tech University; JD-Texas Tech University

Robert Duncan became the fourth chancellor of the Texas Tech University System on July 7, 2014.

As chancellor, Duncan is the chief executive officer of the Texas Tech University System, which includes four component institutions—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. He is focused on providing each university with the resources needed to achieve its mission. As part of his leadership, the chancellor also works in both Austin and Washington, D.C. to increase funding and support for all system institutions.

Before becoming chancellor, Duncan served in the Texas Legislature for more than two decades. He was elected to District 84 in the Texas House of Representatives in 1992. In 1996, he won a special election to the Texas Senate, where he served until