Texas Tech Names New President

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University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis has been named president of Texas Tech University.

Tech announced Friday that the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System had approved Nellis as the new president. He had been named sole finalist on March 1.

Nellis succeeds Lawrence Schovanec, who has served as interim president of Texas Tech University since former President Guy Bailey resigned from the position in August 2012.

Nellis has served as president of the University of Idaho since July 2009. Previously, he served as provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. He also served as dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University.

He will begin his duties as president of Tech on June 15.