LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University graduation is just days away and the university's president is already planning for the future.
A lot has been going on for Texas Tech. Just last week, Tech cut the ribbon for their international campus in Costa Rica. The groundbreaking took place back in 2016, promising a campus devoted to progress, development and innovation.
"There are so many positive things happening here," President of Texas Tech Lawrence Schovanec said.
This month was also when voters chose in favor of Proposition A to hand over the auditorium and coliseum back to Texas Tech University to be demolished.
Last fall, TTU had 37,000 students. The school expects to continue to grow each year by two percent until the student population hits about 40,000. Once that happens, TTU will reassess to stay around that number.
One way Tech plans to bring in more students starts with the newly reclaimed coliseum and auditorium.
"I think we would all agree that those two facilities aren't the prettiest buildings in Lubbock so this is going to add to the overall aesthetic appeal of our campus besides serving a real functional purpose for more student housing and complimenting athletics," Schovanec said.
According to the president, the future of Tech is bright and its just the beginning.
"The reputation of Tech seems very strong and that's a very strong asset when we go talk to students," he said. "I am very happy with the way things are going right now."