Texas Tech Department of Psychology to Receive Endowed Professorship, Faculty Excellence
April 16, 2007
Psychology receives gift from San Antonio psychologist's estate.
WHAT: Gift announcement
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 17)
WHERE: Board of Regents Room, second floor of the east wing in the
Administration Building, No. 1 Memorial Circle on Texas Tech
EVENT: The creation of the $500,000 John G. Skelton Jr. Regents Endowed
Professorship in Psychology and the $96,000 John G. Skelton Jr.
Psychology Faculty Excellence Endowment.
A $346,000 donation from the estate of the San Antonio
psychologist, who earned a doctorate in psychology from Texas Tech in
1967, created the professorship and a faculty excellence endowment.
The professorship is part of the Regents Faculty Endowment
Program. The program is part of the university’s goal of recruiting
and retaining quality faculty members. Of Skelton’s donation,
$250,000 was matched with existing university funds to create the
The remaining $96,000 created the John G. Skelton Jr. Psychology
Faculty Excellence Endowment, which will help enhance psychology
department faculty research.