Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Leaders to Show Appreciation for Legislative Funding Efforts

George Watson

June 17, 2019

The School of Veterinary Medicine received legislative authority to move forward and $17.35 million in appropriations for the next two years.

WHAT: Officials with the Texas Tech University System will recognize those whose efforts helped bring about funding from the Texas Legislature for the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday (June 18)

WHERE: Room 105, Amarillo City Hall, 1601 S. Buchanan St.

EVENT: Texas Tech University System Chancellor and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell and Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec will deliver remarks regarding the appropriation by the Texas Legislature of $17.35 million in the state budget for the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo. Leaders from the City of Amarillo also will be in attendance.

Mitchell and Schovanec will be available for media interviews during the event. City of Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson and Laura Street, chairwoman of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, will provide remarks and be available to the media.

Texas Tech officials once again will recognize the multitude of donors who have contributed to this effort, as well as officials with the City of Amarillo and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, which has raised $90 million toward construction of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

The event will be streamed live on the School of Veterinary Medicine's Facebook page.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu