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Tedd L. Mitchell

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Tedd L. Mitchell
Born (1962-02-24) February 24, 1962 (age 58)
EducationDoctor of Medicine
Occupation5th Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System
Years activeOctober 25, 2018 - Present
Known forSports Medicine Preventive Healthcare
PredecessorRobert L. Duncan
Board member ofCooper Institute
Spouse(s)Janet Tornelli-Mitchell M.D.
ChildrenKatherine, Charlie and Chris Mitchell

Tedd L. Mitchell (born February 24, 1962) is the fifth and current[1] Chancellor of Texas Tech University System, a $2 billion state university system with an annual enrollment of approximately 55,000 students across four separate universities throughout Texas and 15 campuses worldwide[2]. A doctor of medicine, Mitchell is also a published author and chairman for the Board of Trustees for the Cooper Institute.[3], a Dallas-based health and wellness system founded by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper

Early life and career

Tedd L. Mitchell was born in Columbia, Louisiana and raised in Longview, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1987 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he is an Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus.[4]

Following an elective rotation at the Cooper Clinic[5] in Dallas, Mitchell earned a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.[2] In 1991, he was appointed medical director at the Cooper Clinic, a role he held until being named president and chief executive officer in 2006.[2] From 2002 to 2008, he was appointed to President George H. W. Bush’s President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.[6] In 2007, he was named to the College Sports Medicine Board of Trustees.[2] He also served on Texas Governor George Bush’s State Board on Aging (1998 – 2002).[2]

Mitchell also served as a captain of the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps from 1998 to 1996. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine.[2]

Career with Texas Tech University System

In 2010, Mitchell began his career in academic administration joining the Texas Tech University System as president[7] of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. During his tenure, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso was established in 2013 (TTU's fourth university),[8] the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center University Center in Lubbock was expanded,[9] and a new 51,000 square foot Academic Classroom Building was added on the TTUHSC Odessa Campus.[10] In 2019, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s achieved record enrollment to become the top Texas health-related academic institution based on number of health care professional graduates.[11]

On October 25, 2018, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents named Mitchell the fifth chancellor of the TTU system.[1] Following the appointment, he served the dual role of TTU system chancellor and TTUHSC president for approximately one year until on Nov. 1, 2019, TTUHSC provost and chief academic officer Lori Rice-Spearman was named interim TTUHSC president.[12]

In 2019, a delegation led by Mitchell[13] urged the 86th Texas Legislature[14] to approve and fund a new Texas Tech University veterinary school[15] in Amarillo (Texas’s first new veterinary school since 1916),[16] and a new dental school[17] at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (the state’s first since 1971).[18]

Personal life

Mitchell is married to Dr. Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, whom he met while at medical school. They reside in Lubbock, Texas and have three grown children: Katherine; Charlie; and Chris.

Honors, affiliations, and awards

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, member, 2017.[19]
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch, Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2014.[20]
  • American Medical Writers Association, Walter C. Alvarez Award for Excellence in Medical Communication, 2008.[21]
  • Clarion Award, National Informational Column (HealthSmart), USA Weekend, 2006.[22]

Public and community service

  • Chair, March of Dimes – March for Babies, Annual Fundraiser for March of Dimes, Lubbock, Texas, 2018.[23]
  • Tedd’s Rx” – Syndicated weekly television health series, West Texas and New Mexico, 2012 – 2016.[24]
  • KCBD Lubbock (NBC television affiliate). “The President’s Prescription” - weekly television health series (Sunday nights at 10 PM), 2011 – Present.[25]
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, 2011 -Present.[26]
  • Lubbock Impact Free Medical Clinic, Volunteer faculty physician, 2010 – Present.[27]
  • American College of Sports Medicine “Exercise is Medicine" Task Force, 2007 – 2013.[28]
  • Texas State Board of Aging (Texas Gubernatorial Appointment), 1998 – 2002.[29]

Publications/research ("Scientific Writing"):

  • Mitchell TL, Barlow CE, “Review of the Role of Exercise in Improving Quality of Life in Healthy Individuals and in Those with Chronic Diseases,” Current Sports Medicine Reports. July 2011, Vol. 10 (4); pp 211-216.[30]
  • Mitchell, T. L., L. W. Gibbons, S. M. Devers, and C. P. Earnest. "Effects of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Healthcare Utilization," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 2088–2092, 2004.[31]
  • Mitchell T., Pippin J., Devers S., Kimball T., Cannaday J., Gibbons L., Cooper K., “Age and sex based nomograms from coronary artery calcium scores as determined by electron beam computed tomography,” American Journal of Cardiology. Feb. 15,2001; 87(4); p 453-6, A6.[32]
  • Gibbons L., Mitchell T., Wei M., Blair S., Cooper K., “The maximal exercise test as a predictor of risk for coronary heart disease mortality in asymptomatic men,” American Journal of Cardiology. 2000; 86:53-58.[33]
  • Neck C., Mitchell T., Manz C, Cooper K., Thompson E., “Fit to lead: is fitness the key to effective executive leadership?” Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2000; 15 (8): 833-340.[34]
  • Wei M., Gibbons L., Mitchell T., Kampert J., Stern M., Blair S., “Low fasting plasma glucose level as a predictor of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality,” Circulation, 2000; 101:2047-2052.[35]


  1. ^ a b Michael, Karen (October 25, 2018). "Tedd Mitchell officially named as Texas Tech System Chancellor". Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tedd L. Mitchell Biography. "Tedd L. Mitchell Biography". Texas Tech University System. Texas Tech University System. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cooper Institute Board". Cooper Institute. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni (1965 - present)". Alumni Relations. UTMB School of Medicine. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Cooper Clinic". Cooper Aerobics Health & Wellness. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "President George W. Bush stands with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports". White House Photos. The White House Archives. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Fuller, Dailey (March 5, 2010). "Sole Finalist Named for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Presidency". News Stories. Texas Tech University System. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Jones, Jaryn (May 20, 2013). "TTUHSC at El Paso joins Texas Tech, TTUHSC and Angelo State as a freestanding university under the TTU System". News Stories. Texas Tech University System. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Staff (May 24, 2019). "Texas Tech HSC unveils new University Center". Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Beach, Pierson (February 28, 2019). "Texas Tech Health Sciences Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Academic Classroom Building". KWES NewsWest 9. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Staff (July 26, 2019). "Texas Tech Chancellor Mitchell to speak at commencement". Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Staff (October 24, 2019). "Tedd Mitchell to step down as TTUHSC president". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Watson, George (March 5, 2019). "Texas Tech Officials, Alumni Bring Priorities to Texas Legislature". Texas Tech Today. Texas Tech University. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  14. ^ Editorial. "As West Texas influence in Austin wanes, Texas Tech takes a new approach". Dallas Morning News (15 July 2019). Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  15. ^ Na Jmabadi, Shannon (June 18, 2019). "Texas Tech receives $17 million to build the state's second vet school". Texas Tribune. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  16. ^ Powell, Drew (September 19, 2019). "Historic Day for Texas Tech University and city of Amarillo". KVII ABC7 News. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Smith, Molly (June 17, 2019). "$20 million in state funding marks milestone for Texas Tech dental school in El Paso". El Paso Times. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  18. ^ Rosas, Rene (April 29, 2019). "A new dental school in Texas is long overdue". El Paso Times. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  19. ^ Cisneros, Suzanna (March 31, 2017). "THE HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI INSTALLED CHAPTER 343 AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER". TTUHSC Daily Dose. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  20. ^ "Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni (1965 - Present)". Alumni Relations. University of Texas Medical Branch. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  21. ^ Hand, Robert (November 1, 2008). "American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Annual Conference 2008". Rx Communications. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  22. ^ "Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on September 10, 2006 · Page 115". Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  23. ^ Cisneros, Suzanna (February 16, 2018). "Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., 2018 March for Babies chair: TTUHSC Daily Dose". TTUHSC Daily Dose. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  24. ^ "Tedd's RX - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  25. ^ McCay, Karin (May 6, 2011). "Dr. Tedd Mitchell with his President's Prescription". KCBD. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "Board of Trustees - Cooper Institute". Cooper Institute. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  27. ^ Dotray, Matt (May 27, 201). "Lubbock at the doorstep in getting new VA super clinic". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  28. ^ Mitchell, Tedd; Barlow, Carolyn. "Review of the Role of Exercise in Improving Quality of Life ... : Current Sports Medicine Reports". Current Sports Medicine Reports. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  29. ^ "Message from the Governor" (PDF). Texas State Senate Journal. Texas State Senate. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  30. ^ Mitchell, Tedd; Barlow, Carolyn E. (July 2011). "Review of the role of exercise in improving quality of life in healthy individuals and in those with chronic diseases". Current Sports Medicine Reports. 10 (4): 211–216. doi:10.1249/JSR.0b013e318223cc9e. ISSN 1537-8918. PMID 23531896.
  31. ^ TEDD L. MITCHELL; CONRAD P. EARNEST; LARRY W. GIBBONS; SUSAN M. DEVERS (2004). "Effects of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Healthcare Utilization" (PDF). MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS & EXERCISE. American College of Sports Medicine. pp. 2088–2092. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  32. ^ Mitchell, Tedd L.; Pippin, John J.; Devers, Susan M.; Kimball, Thomas E.; Cannaday, John J.; Gibbons, Larry W.; Cooper, Kenneth H. (February 2001). "Age- and sex-based nomograms from coronary artery calcium scores as determined by electron beam computed tomography". The American Journal of Cardiology. 87 (4): 453–456. doi:10.1016/S0002-9149(00)01403-X. PMID 11179534. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  33. ^ Gibbons L.; Mitchell T.; Wei M.; Blair S.; Cooper K. (2000). "The maximal exercise test as a predictor of risk for coronary heart disease mortality in asymptomatic men". American Journal of Cardiology. pp. 53–58. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  34. ^ Neck, Christopher P.; Mitchell, T. L.; Manz, Charles C.; Cooper, Kenneth H.; Thompson, Emmet C. (December 1, 2000). "Observations ‐ Fit to lead: is fitness the key to effective executive leadership?". Journal of Managerial Psychology. 15 (8): 833–841. doi:10.1108/02683940010694323. ISSN 0268-3946.
  35. ^ Wei, Ming; Mitchell, Tedd; Gibbons, Larry; Stern, Michael; Kampert, James; Blair, Steven (May 2, 2000). "Low Fasting Plasma Glucose Level as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality". Circulation. 101 (17): 2047–2052. doi:10.1161/01.CIR.101.17.2047. PMID 10790345.
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