Texas Tech Health Organization Management Honors Excellence in Leadership

Rawls College of Business awards alum for outstanding support.

Texas Tech University’s Health Organization Management program recently awarded Gene Lake with the 2009 Carlton J. Whitehead Award for Leadership Excellence in Health Organization Management (HOM). The award acknowledges an individual who has provided outstanding leadership in the HOM field. Texas Tech’s program is housed in the Rawls College of Business. Lake, a 1967 Texas Tech graduate in marketing, was honored at the Buesseler Distinguished Lecture and Luncheon. A long-time supporter of the Health Organization Management program, Lake was presented a $1,000 honorarium, which he returned to the HOM program to be put toward the Susan Stanton Scholarship Fund. Lake is a former employee of Abbott Labs, which has promised to match Lake’s donation. The HOM program at Texas Tech is currently one of only 13 MBA-based programs in the nation focused on preparing professionals to meet the ever-increasing demand for individuals with sophisticated management and leadership skills in the health care industry. CONTACT:Elisabeth Clark, HOM unit coordinator, Rawls College of Business, (806) 742-1236, or hom@ttu.edu.