Statement by Interim Chancellor Dr. Donald Haragan Regarding The Presidential Library Proposal

Written by Cory Chandler

DATE: March 16, 2006
CONTACT: Cory Chandler,
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – The following is a statement from Texas Tech University System Interim Chancellor Dr. Donald R. Haragan, regarding the decision by the George W. Bush Presidential Library Selection Committee that the West Texas Coalition will no longer be a contender for the site.
“We are obviously disappointed by the decision of the selection committee, but we are very supportive of its efforts and are proud of the work done by the West Texas Coalition.
“There is no question that we put our best foot forward and had an outstanding proposal on the table. I believe that an objective look at our proposal will show there is nothing else we could have done.”