TTU Regents Decide To Postpone Any Changes To University Seal - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/12/05

TTU Regents Decide To Postpone Any Changes To University Seal

It's been the center of controversy for the past few weeks changing the Texas Tech University Seal and on Thursday the board of regents made the decision to hold off any changes.

The last decision made by the university was to keep the cotton symbol on the seal in some form. Thursday the board of regents met to discuss their options and have decided to postpone any changes of the seal.

State Representative Carl Isett has proposed a resolution to keep both the Double T symbol and the seal in it's current form. Part of that resolution reads, "...[to] encourage the continued use and dissemination of these treasured icons by all university organizations so that future generations may know and perpetuate these meaningful emblems of school spirit and tradition."

The university plans to seek input from the alumni, students, faculty and staff before making any decisions.

"I firmly believe that Representative Isett has a deep passion for Texas Tech, recognizes our heritage as we do and it's that common bond so we'll reach out and listen to him as well," say Richard Butler, senior vice chancellor for the university.

We're told it could be months before the information gathered is brought to the regents.

5/6/05
Texas Tech Announces Cotton To Remain on Seal
A decision has been made; the cotton will stay. However, in what form is the issue still sparking a debate among area farmers and thousands of Texas Tech alumni.
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