Despite Texas money woes, Texas Tech HSC eyes El Paso - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Despite Texas money woes, Texas Tech HSC eyes El Paso

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Despite a state budget crisis, Texas Tech remains committed to creating a stand-alone medical university in El Paso.  That's what officials are telling the El Paso Times.  In 2009 they asked the Legislature for $60 million in tuition bonds to pay for a nursing school. 

Lawmakers said no and getting that money in 2011 won't be any easier as the state is looking at a potential budget deficit.  Also needed is a pharmacy school, dental school and allied health school.   Texas Tech HSC leaders continue looking for other funding sources and pursuing a 10-year strategy. 

Right now the El Paso campus is not a standalone university, but instead it's a branch of the Lubbock campus.

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