Texas Tech Chancellor Sends Letter of Support to Indian Students, Faculty, Staff

Letter of support goes to the Texas Tech Indian Student Association and the India Association of West Texas.

Texas Tech is proud of its diverse student body and faculty which include members of the international community.  In response to the recent terrorist acts in India, Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, sent a formal letter of support this week to the Texas Tech Indian Student Association and the India Association of West Texas which includes faculty from TTU and the TTUHSC as its members.   


Below is a copy of the letter.


December 2, 2008


Dr. Ravi Dani


Indian Association of West Texas

Texas Tech University

Department of Biological Sciences

MS 3131

Lubbock, Texas  79409


Dear Dr. Dani:


On behalf of the entire Texas Tech System family, I would like to express our profound sympathies to you over the tragic loss of life and injuries resulting from the inhumane and senseless terrorist acts in Mumbai.  We all greatly regret each and every life lost to these brutal terrorists, and join the rest of the civilized world in condemning this outrage.  I would greatly appreciate you passing on our feelings to the members of your community.  All of our thoughts and prayers are with our Indian colleagues, your families, and your country at this tragic time.



Yours very truly,



Kent R. Hance





cc:           Dr. Surya Yadav, TTU Indian Student Association    

                Dr. Guy Bailey, President, TTU

                Dr. John Baldwin, President, TTU HSC

                Dr. Joseph Rallo, President, ASU

                Ambassador Tibor Nagy