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      TTU appoints new chancellor

      Texas Tech University System officials have voted to formally appoint state Sen. Robert Duncan as the system's new chancellor.

      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.