Two Centers to Host Community Seminars

A how-to guide for people interested in sitting on boards and commissions for the city.

The Center for Public Service and the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center will hold two seminars for citizens interested in serving on boards and commissions for the City of Lubbock.

The first seminar, Effective Board Participation and Guidelines, will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. The second, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9. Both will take place in room 107 of Holden Hall on the Texas Tech campus.

Thirty participants will be selected. They will be expected to attend both seminars. While no guarantee of appointment to a board or commission is made, the expectation is that the number of potential board members will increase as a result of these seminars. Deadline for the limited enrollment is May 23.

The Center for Public Service is a leading provider of public-sector management training, technical assistance and project management in West Texas. It serves as the sole provider of the Certified Public Manager program in the region.

The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center concentrates on issues and activities that promote an inclusive environment for all Texas Tech students and faculty. It offers cultural and educational programs that celebrate, embrace, and enhance students’ learning experiences. The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center builds positive community relations by establishing links between students, faculty, and staff by organizing, developing, and participating in community programs and services.

Thomas Longoria, director for the Center for Public Service, and Juan Munoz, special assistant to the president for institutional diversity, are available for interviews relating to the seminars prior to the event at (806)742-3125.


CONTACT: Thomas Longoria, director, the Center for Public Service, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4786, thomas.longoria@ttu.edu