Texas Tech president to make fifth tour of West Texas high schools

Texas Tech president to make fifth tour of West Texas high schools
Lawrence Schovanec, president of Texas Tech, discusses the economic impact international students have on the campus on Nov. 19. (File photos) (Source: Michael Cantu)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech’s president, will stop at three high schools in the South Plains and Panhandle on Thursday, starting at 9 a.m.

Schovanec will visit Tulia High School at 9 a.m., Dimmitt High School at 10:15 a.m. and Hereford High School at 11 a.m. The purpose of the campus visits is to give a presentation to the students on the benefits of higher education and the benefits to Tech of having students enroll from the surrounding areas.

Tours like these have been common during Schovanec’s tenure as both Tech’s president and interim president. He made two similar tours as interim president in 2012 and 2013, and visited area high schools in 2018 as president. He also stopped in to Lubbock high schools in 2017.

“These visits give us the opportunity to meet students, teachers and staff at area schools and make sure they are aware of options available to them at Texas Tech,” Schovanec said in a news release. “National trends show rural students are one of the least represented groups on college campuses. We want students in our local communities to be aware of the benefits of a college education and to know that the characteristics they possess have a positive impact on Texas Tech.”

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