April 26, 2011

Sam Bennett Gives to Create Opportunities for Future Students

It’s an understatement to say Sam Bennett, Ed.D., has invested in Texas Tech University.

Over his 40 year career, the assistant vice president and director of Hospitality Services has done almost every job in the department, working his way up from washing dishes for $1.60 an hour to managing 900 employees who serve more than $9.5 million of food a year.

On top of that, he earned all three of his degrees at Texas Tech University, including a bachelor’s in accounting, a master’s in management and a doctorate in higher education.

But for Bennett, it wasn’t enough.

“I’ve devoted my life to Texas Tech, and I want to leave the school better off than I found it,” said Bennett.

And he’s putting his money where his heart is.

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