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WHAT: Texas Tech University hosts fall commencement and law school hooding ceremonies.



  • Law school hooding ceremony
    • School of Law Lanier Auditorium, 1802 Hartford Ave.
  • All other ceremonies
    • United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

EVENT:  John T. Montford, president and chief executive officer of JTM Consulting, LLC, will speak at all the commencement ceremonies. Montford was Texas Tech's first chancellor, the chief executive officer of the Texas Tech University System, and was named chancellor emeritus in 2001. His career includes numerous leadership roles within a variety of companies, including General Motors, AT&T and Southwest Airlines. Montford served as a member of the Texas Senate for 14 years and was named among the Top 10 Best Legislators by Texas Monthly for five legislative sessions. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and as an elected district attorney. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and a juris doctorate degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Tim Perrin, president of Lubbock Christian University (LCU), is the keynote speaker at the School of Law's hooding ceremony. He graduated with honors in 1987 from the Texas Tech School of Law, where he served as a member of the Law Review. He published two student articles and was selected for membership into the Order of the Coif, the honor society for law school graduates. Perrin served as a professor of law, associate provost and vice dean of the law school at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, before beginning his tenure at LCU as president in 2012. He is a published author and graduated summa cum laude in 1984 from LCU.

Additionally, Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec will present C. Carey Hobbs, a 1958 graduate of Texas Tech and member of the State of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with an honorary degree of doctor of humanities at a special ceremony.

Ceremonies can be viewed online at http://www.ttu.edu/livestream/.

For more information about commencement, including guest information, maps, parking and hotels, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement.

 For more information on the School of Law hooding ceremony, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/studentlife/graduation.php.

CONTACT:  Amiee Dixon, commencement coordinator, Office of the Provost, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8309 or amiee.dixon@ttu.edu

CONTACT: Sarah Salazar, director of communications, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 834-5074 or sarah.e.salazar@ttu.edu

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