Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved two new doctoral degree programs for Angelo State University at the board’s regular meeting earlier today in Lubbock. The approved degree programs are a Doctor of Social Work in clinical social work and a Doctor of Education in transformative leadership. Both programs will now be submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for final review and approval. There are currently only five completely online programs of this type in Texas, and none in the West Texas region. Graduates of ASU’s new program will be prepared for careers in senior leadership roles for school districts, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.