TTI Agency Director Dennis L. Christiansen was presented a resolution in honor of his 45 years of service to TTI, including 10 years as agency director, at the November 10 meeting of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The resolution recognized the significant growth of TTI’s research program and reputation under his leadership. The resolution stated that during his tenure as agency director, TTI research expenditures increased by 60 percent; the total operating budget increased by 52 percent; and TTI’s intellectual property portfolio generated more than $76 million in gross royalties. The resolution also noted Christiansen’s emphasis on research diversification, the creation of new research programs and products, and the expansion of TTI’s offices and research facilities during his leadership, among other accomplishments. (Read the full version of the resolution.)
Christiansen thanked Chancellor John Sharp and Board members for their support of him and of TTI, saying that the agency is in a strong position to move forward under new leadership.