Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales to join Texas Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/7/09

Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales to join Texas Tech

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A former United States Attorney General will soon be teaching and recruiting students for Texas Tech.

Alberto Gonzales who resigned as U.S. Attorney General two years ago, will come to Tech this fall to teach political science. Gonzales served as Governor George W. Bush's personal attorney, then was Texas Secretary of State, and a Texas Supreme Court Justice before joining Bush in Washington.

At Texas Tech, Gonzales will focus his recruiting efforts on minority and under represented student groups. Chancellor Kent Hance says that Gonzales' upbringing in Houston as part of a migrant family makes him especially qualified for this job.

"He was here in April of this year. He spoke to the Hispanic Law Student Association. He got a warm welcome. But after he gave his speech he got a standing ovation. And I watched the crowd and I watched what he said and how dedicated he was to talk about improvement with Hispanic students, and more Hispanic students going to college, and I thought this guy would really be a great recruiter," says Hance.

Chancellor Hance says he's friends with Gonzales & his wife Becky, and says they will be moving to Lubbock.

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