December 29, 2009
EL PASO-El Paso Inc.’s El Pasoan of the Year for 2009 is banker, businessman and Texas Tech University Regent Rick Francis. It is his work on behalf of Texas Tech that has led to his selection as this year’s honoree.
Francis was twice appointed to the Texas Tech Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry. His position has enabled him to bring a little Far West Texas perspective to the board, and he became an early champion of Tech’s establishment of medical and nursing schools in El Paso.