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Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and Texas Tech University Press to Host Lauro Cavazos for Book Signing

Kristen Barton

October 3, 2016

The event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.


WHAT: Lauro Cavazos, 10th president of Texas Tech University, will sign copies of his book "A Kineno's Journey: On Family, Learning and Public Service" with co-author Gene Preuss.

Cavazos received a master's degree from Texas Tech and his doctoral degree from Iowa State University. He went on to teach at the Medical College of Virginia and the Tufts University School of Medicine, where he also served as the dean for five years. He later served as the U.S Secretary of Education, and in 1980, Cavazos rejoined Texas Tech as the university's 10th president. He was the first Hispanic and graduate of the university to serve as president.

Preuss is an associate professor of history at the University of Houston Downtown campus. He wrote "To Get a Better School System: One Hundred Years of School Reform in Texas."

Refreshments will be served and Texas Tech University Press will have books available for purchase.

President Schovanec is scheduled to attend.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5)

WHERE: Formby Room, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Parking will be available in the lot south of the library.

CONTACT: John Brock, marketing manager, Texas Tech University Press, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5609 or john.brock@ttu.edu

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