LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University System officials have voted to formally appoint state Sen. Robert Duncan as the system's new chancellor.
The Thursday vote comes a month after regents announced Duncan was their sold finalist to become the system's fourth chancellor. He takes up his duties July 7.
The 60-year-old outgoing lawmaker is a lifelong West Texan who earned his bachelor's and law degrees from Texas Tech. He has served as a state senator since 1996 after two terms in the House.
He succeeds Kent Hance, a former state senator and congressman has served as chancellor since December 2006. Hance will remain in a newly created position of chancellor emeritus.
Duncan is the third former state senator to become chancellor.
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