Sharing their vision for the future of El Paso and Texas, the Hunt Family Foundation announced a $10 million gift to create a new nursing school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s El Paso campus that will help ease a statewide shortage of nurses and continue to advance the standard of border health care.
The gift from Woody L. Hunt and his wife Gayle Greve Hunt, through their family’s foundation, will be used to hire new faculty, increase student enrollment and begin construction on a new building. The school will be named the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.
“We are honored to name the future El Paso nursing school after Gayle Hunt,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance during the Oct. 21 announcement. “The Hunt family has been a tremendous friend and supporter over the years, and thanks to this contribution, we will continue to serve our communities through unrivaled teaching, research and patient care.”
For the Hunt family, establishing the nursing school is a way to support the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center while also impacting the their local community, according to Woody Hunt, chairman of the Hunt Family Foundation and CEO of Hunt Companies, a real estate development and investment company headquartered in El Paso.