STATEMENT BY TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS REGARDING THE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL
November 3, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Nov. 3, 2005
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, email@example.com
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