NCTC, Texas Tech look at possible partnership

On Tuesday, a contingent of NCTC administrators and local residents traveled to Fort Worth to meet with representatives of Texas Tech University to discuss the possibility of Tech offering courses in Graham.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

A few months after NCTC opened its doors in Graham, the college is already looking for ways to offer expanded educational opportunities to local students.

On Tuesday, a contingent of NCTC administrators and local residents traveled to Fort Worth to meet with representatives of Texas Tech University to discuss the possibility of Tech offering courses in Graham.

Tech graduates Richard Ligon, Billy Wood and Neal Blanton joined NCTC President Eddie Hadlock, Larry Gilbert, dean of the school of arts and sciences, Emily Klement, dean of the Graham and Bowie campuses, and Shelly Key, director of the Graham campus, at the meeting. Texas Tech was represented by President Eddie Hadlock, Vice Chancellor John Opperman and Matt Baker, dean of the college of outreach and distance education.

“In September of last year, Texas Tech created this college of outreach and distance education,” Blanton said. “It goes along with their goal of having 40,000 students by 2020.”

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