Hundreds of Red Raiders gathered at the Texas state capitol on Wednesday, March 1 for Texas Tech System Day. Held every two years, the event is an effort to spread awareness about the Texas Tech University (TTU) System and endorse adequate funding for higher education, health care, research and outreach.
Representatives from the TTU System’s four component institutions — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Texas Tech University (TTU) and Angelo State University (ASU) — rallied in Austin to show their support and visit with legislators.
“I am honored to be here to advocate for the TTU System and to represent TTUHSC El Paso,” said Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., president of TTUHSC El Paso. “This is a wonderful opportunity not only to spread awareness about the TTU System, but also to highlight all of the outstanding work being done specifically at TTUHSC El Paso, including our unique advancements in research and our tremendous health care impact on our medically underserved region.”
This upcoming legislative session is important to the TTU System’s higher education priorities. During the day, alumni, students and supporters advocated for the system and hand delivered one-of-a-kind, personalized TTU System gifts to each state legislator. The unique gifts included specialty beef and pork from TTU and ASU’s meat labs.