Here is a press release from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce:
LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the Texas Tech University System (TTU System) Luncheon on Thursday, September 29. The event, presented by FirstBank & Trust, will take place from 11.30am. at 1 p.m. at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.
“Year after year, the Texas Tech University System and its institutions exceed our expectations for its educational opportunities, athletic programs, and top-notch faculty and staff,” said Greg Garland, president and CEO of First Bank & Trust. “It is truly a pleasure to present this event for such an important driver of Lubbock’s economy. We are proud to live and work in Raiderland.
For the first time, leaders from Angelo State University, Midwestern State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso will be in attendance. Tedd L. Mitchell, MD, TTU System Chancellor; Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D., president of Texas Tech University; and Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, welcome Ronnie Hawkins Jr., president of Angelo State University; Richard Lange, MD, MBA, president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso; and JuliAnn Mazachek, Ph.D., president of Midwestern State University, who provide the latest updates and information about the TTU system and their respective universities.
Chancellor Mitchell will lead a roundtable with the presidents of each of the institutions. Topics will include the economic impact of the system regionally and across Texas, fundraising success at universities, updates on impactful initiatives, and key strategic priorities for the TTU system and for each of the institutions that compose it.
“The start of an academic year is always an exciting time for the Texas Tech University System and our component institutions,” Mitchell said. “We look forward to all of our university presidents joining us this year to celebrate the exciting initiatives we have underway in higher education and health care across our system. This wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support our system receives from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and our community partners – it will be great to see everyone at this year’s event.
Individual tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $50 for non-members. To make reservations, go to www.LubbockChamber.com or call (806) 761-7000. The registration deadline is September 22 at 5 p.m.
Sponsorships and tables are still available. Contact Kyle Jacobson at [email protected] to learn more.
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About the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 1,500 businesses and more than 79,000 employees in the Southern Plains, representing more than $2 billion in annual household income in Lubbock and West Texas. Since 1913, the Chamber, as a catalyst for business growth; a gathering of leaders and influencers; and champion of a stronger community, has served as a unified voice for business by actively advocating for a favorable climate for jobs, growth and business.
(Press release from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce)