STATEMENT BY TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS REGARDING THE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Nov. 3, 2005
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, sally.post@ttu.edu

The members of the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System are very pleased that Texas Tech University and its partner, the West Texas Coalition, are among four of seven original proposers to receive an invitation by the George W. Bush Presidential Library committee to participate in oral presentations, the second phase of competition for the library and institute.

We wish to thank and congratulate the members of the West Texas Coalition and the Texas Tech team that have been working on the proposal. Their excellent effort is all the more remarkable because of the short period over which the proposal was developed.

On this happy occasion, we wish to again express our ongoing and steadfast support for the West Texas Coalition proposal and commitment to Texas Tech’s role as expressed in the proposal.

Texas Tech University is fully committed to planning and implementing the academic and other aspects of the Bush Institute, should Texas Tech University be selected as the site for the presidential library.

Texas Tech University has already committed to contribute a prime tract of land for the library, worth approximately $20 million. Additionally, Texas Tech administration and faculty have devoted over $100,000 in personnel costs and other expenses toward the planning and development of the library proposal.

We are aware of many assets that position Texas Tech University in a very favorable position vis-