Private donors gave nearly $113 million to Texas Tech during the past year, marking the third year in a row that the Texas Tech University System has brought in over $100 million.
Donations received during the 2008–2009 fiscal year make this the fourth-highest fundraising year in the system’s history. The top fundraising year came in 2007 during Kent Hance’s first year as chancellor.
Hance, who remains focused on fundraising, has not failed to reach the $100 million mark in his time at Texas Tech.
“One of the most critical factors for Texas Tech to reach our goal of becoming the next Tier One university is our annual fundraising efforts,” said Hance. “These resources help us attract the best and brightest students and faculty and provide us the ability to grow our facilities for researching and teaching.”