WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Robert Duncan for his exceptional accomplishments in
  public service as a member of the Texas Legislature and as a
  chancellor of the Texas Tech University System; and
         WHEREAS, Robert Duncan is a native West Texan and a
  graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law; after his
  graduation, he joined the Lubbock law firm of Crenshaw, Dupree
  and Milam, where he was a partner for more than 25 years; and
         WHEREAS, During the 71st Legislature, he served as general
  counsel to the Senate Committee on State Affairs; he was elected
  to the Texas House of Representatives in 1992, and he was named
  House Freshman of the Year and Republican Freshman of the Year by
  his colleagues; during his tenure in the House, he played an
  important role in crafting the tort reform package and in passing
  legislation to improve the Texas Department of Insurance; and
         WHEREAS, He was elected in 1996 to the Texas Senate, where
  he served with distinction until 2014; he was chair of the
  Committee on State Affairs and is noted for resurrecting the boll
  weevil eradication program and for serving as an advocate for
  judicial selection reform and higher education funding; he was
  instrumental in the creation of such initiatives as the National
  Research University Fund and the Texas Research Incentive
  Program; and
         WHEREAS, Senator Duncan became the fourth chancellor of
  the Texas Tech University System on July 7, 2014; under his
  exemplary leadership, the system experienced record-setting
  growth and established procedures to ensure its long-term
  prosperity and sustainability; he was instrumental in the
  creation of the innovative School of Veterinary Medicine in
  Amarillo, the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso,
  and the Texas Tech Mental Health Institute; and
         WHEREAS, A highly effective legislator and administrator
  in higher education, he has had a positive impact on our state,
  and it is truly fitting that he receive special recognition for
  his many achievements; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby commend Robert Duncan on his outstanding
  service to the people of Texas and extend to him best wishes for
  continued success in all his endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  him as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
  Seliger, Perry
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 15, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate