BizJournals: Texas Tech Names College of Engineering After Former Regent and AT&T CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.

With a reported worldwide shortage of engineers and graduates in related fields, Texas Tech University and AT&T Inc. are doing their part to ensure a first-class engineering education for students in the coming decades.

Texas Tech administrators today (Nov. 12) acknowledged gifts of $25 million from AT&T and friends of the company to the College of Engineering in honor of Edward E. Whitacre Jr., former Texas Tech regent and former chairman of the board and CEO of AT&T. Texas Tech officials also announced the college will be named the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

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