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This is an exciting time to be a part of Texas Tech University, as we are well on our way to becoming the next National Research University in Texas.

Texas Tech has enjoyed five straight semesters of record enrollment. Research expenditures have never been higher. And our students, faculty and staff continue to perform at high levels, winning national and international awards and acclaim.

This is all through having a strong vision and mission that guide this university on the path to greatness.

Every single Texas Tech employee works to advance our mission. From the front lines to administration, it's our people that have the biggest impact on our students.

During 2010, the Texas Tech community embraced the university's new Vision:

Texas Tech is a great public research university where students succeed, knowledge is advanced, and global engagement is championed.

Additionally, Texas Tech adopted a new Mission statement:

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.