Amarillo Globe - Texas Tech officials joined with their Costa Rican counterparts to cut a ribbon on the university’s first international campus on Thursday morning in San Jose."Costa Rica is a country distinguished by its progressiveness, its peace and prosperity, the beauty of its land and the warmth of its people," Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said, before adding that the country is also known for its dedication to education.
That's why Tech is there, he said.
"We live in a time of technological change, connectivity, communication and globalization that has no historical precedent," Schovanec said.
Education is the answer to pairing citizens to the workforce, he said, and Texas Tech University-Costa Rica can be a model to its nation, to the United States and to the world for how it prepares students for an automated future. Tech will provide technical skills for a modern economy as well as liberal arts skills such as communication and ethics that are needed in any job.