Our View: TUF would give Texas Tech, major state universities potent research boost

Texas voters have a chance to take advantage of a “generational opportunity” to invest hundreds of millions of dollars a year into the state’s emerging universities without levying new taxes.

Proposition 5, to rename the National Research University Fund (NRUF) and establish the Texas University Fund (TUF), will be on the ballot in the Nov. 7 election. Early voting starts Monday.

That “generational opportunity,” as TTU System Regent Cody Campbell recently called it in a column in the Avalanche-Journal, is a state constitutional amendment that would create a $3.9 billion permanent endowment to expand and support research enterprises at four Texas universities: Texas Tech University, Texas State University, University of North Texas, and the University of Houston. All are emerging research universities making strides to become among the top universities in the nation.

Read the full story from Lubbock Avalanche-Journal here.