November 16, 2017
As part of its groundbreaking Unmasking Innovation campaign, the Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences will host a benefit this spring featuring a former Texas governor-turned-U.S. President.
Titled “Unmasking Innovation: An Evening with President George W. Bush,” the dinner event is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas.
“The College of Arts & Sciences is thrilled to gather our alumni and friends for the first major evening event held by the college in our 93-year history,” said W. Brent Lindquist, dean of the college. “We are incredibly honored to have former President George W. Bush serve as our keynote speaker for this special evening. His passion for the people of West Texas, the liberal arts education and the experiences he will share from his time as governor of Texas and president of the United States will make this an unforgettable night for everyone in attendance.”
Table and seat options are available for purchase. Pricing information is available here.
Reservations can be made with a credit card or check payable to “Texas Tech Foundation” with “A&S Bush Event” in the memo line. Card payments can be made here. Checks should be mailed to Cathey Durham, Director of Alumni Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, Box 41034, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1034. Any questions should be directed to Durham at (806) 834-4754.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to hear from President Bush as we host friends and alumni at the College of Arts and Sciences campaign event,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. “During his time in office, President Bush introduced and championed efforts to improve access and accountability in education, including increased funding to Hispanic Serving Institutions, a distinction which Texas Tech recently qualified. His support of higher education nationally was preceded by his commitment to state colleges and universities during his time as governor of Texas.”
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences shoulders a large responsibility in terms of both research and education. At some point, every single student at Texas Tech will pass through the college as they take core classes needed to complete their major. Here, they are able to enhance their global understanding as well as sharpen their critical-thinking and reasoning skills.
As Texas Tech strives to become a nationally renowned research institution, a significant portion of that research will happen within Arts & Sciences. Fundraising support generated from this event, and future events like it, are critical as the university grows its national profile and creates opportunities for research, education and discovery.
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.