November 12, 2008
AT&T executives on Tuesday announced a $25 million gift to Texas Tech University's engineering school as a tribute to Edward E. Whitacre Jr., former CEO of AT&T and a graduate of the school.
The school will be renamed the Whitacre College of Engineering.
Whitacre was not involved in the gift, which is one of the largest in Texas Tech's history. Friends and executives from AT&T raised the money to honor their former leader, said John Montford, AT&T's president for the Western Region.