Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Named Military Friendly Employer

K'Leigh Sims

May 27, 2015

The university was one of five higher education institutions selected.


Amidst the other military recognitions and rankings Texas Tech University has received in the past year, the university is adding “Military Friendly Employer” to its list.

Texas Tech recently was one of five universities selected by the Military Officers Association of America for its contribution of former military personnel and being proactive in hiring service members and veterans as employees. Along with Texas Tech are companies such as Amazon, Dell, Bank of America, GEICO, Peace Corps, government agencies and JPMorgan Chase & Co., to name a few.

“This is such an honor for Texas Tech, especially with us being one of only five universities nationally included in this list,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Our veterans have dedicated their lives to service, and it is our duty to give back to them whether it may be with an education, a career or moral support. We will continue to help veterans and service members achieve their goals in all aspects of their lives.”

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Texas Tech works with veterans through its Military and Veterans Programs, a department specifically for service members, veterans and dependents of veterans to provide a seamless transition from military to civilian life.

The Military and Veterans Programs serves more than 1,800 students attending Texas Tech and has more than 350 faculty and staff members in different colleges, departments and offices throughout campus to assist military personnel.

“Being selected as a Military Friendly Employer conveys the top-down commitment Texas Tech has to the men and women who have served this great nation,” said Ryan Van Dusen, director of the Military and Veterans Programs. “The university sees the value in hiring veterans to serve as leaders and role models across campus. Veterans contribute to the overall diversity of the campus and its continued success as we strive toward becoming a national research university.”

In the past, Texas Tech has been recognized as a Military Friendly College & University by Military Advanced Education, “Best for Vets” college and “Best for Vets” business school by Military Times, Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, Best Online Graduate Program by U.S. News and World Report and also as the first Purple Heart University in Texas.

For more information about Texas Tech's Military and Veterans Program, visit its website.