July 24, 2009
Before he held the position of U.S. Attorney General he served as George W. Bush's personal lawyer when he was governor. He was also the Texas Secretary of State and a Texas Supreme Court Justice. Soon Alberto Gonzales will add another title to his resume as a member of the Texas Tech faculty.
Starting this fall, Gonzales will teach a course at Texas Tech on "Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch." He will also work with Tech administration in terms of minority recruitment and retention. "I'm delighted at the commitment of Tech leadership to try to attract and retain minorities to Texas Tech so that's something that I'm really looking forward to," said Gonzales.
Gonzales hopes his role as the first Hispanic U.S. Attorney General, who's had some unique experiences, will encourage minority students to further their education. "Hopefully Hispanics will say well if Al Gonzales is interested in Texas Tech maybe I should give Texas Tech a second look," said Gonzales.