Texas Tech Health Organization Management Honors Excellence in Leadership

Rawls College of Business awards alum for outstanding support.

Gene Lake with Carlton J. Whitehead

Gene Lake with Carlton J. Whitehead (left).

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.

Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.

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