Texas Tech University to Receive Paul Simon Award

The president will be featured on a panel about international education.

Lawrence Schovanec

Lawrence Schovanec

Texas Tech University will be honored with the Sen. Paul Simon Spotlight Award at 4:30 p.m. today (Nov. 15) at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. NAFSA: Association of International Educators will present Texas Tech with the award for excellence in international education.

There will also be a presidential panel at 3 p.m. featuring Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec.

“Through the Office of International Affairs and the K-12 Global Education Outreach Program, we are able to promote international awareness among our students at Texas Tech and youth in our community,” Schovanec said. “This program is an innovative approach to introducing areas and cultures of the world to K-12 students, an experience not otherwise available to them. This award is wonderful recognition for Texas Tech and our commitment as an institution to promote diversity and cultural awareness on our campus, and in the local community as well.”

Sukant Misra

Sukant Misra

The panel will be broadcast live online at 3 p.m. at www.nafsa.org/simonwebcast. INTO University Partnerships Limited wrote the 2016 Sen. Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel webcast.

“We are deeply honored for Texas Tech being selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Sen. Paul Simon Spotlight Award for its innovative and creative educational outreach to K-12 students,” Sukant Misra, associate vice provost for International Affairs, said. “This award recognizes the K-12 Global Education Outreach Program for its unwavering commitment to foster global competence among K-12 students of the West Texas region.  We help local schools to produce citizens of the future that actually know something about the world – its culture, languages and how its social systems work.”


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Paul Simon Award

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs provides a myriad of far-reaching services for the multiple and diverse communities served by the university.

In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions:

Also located in the International Cultural Center is the K-12 International Education Outreach Program.