May 24, 2011

Hance Honors Family, University With Chapel Gift

Surrounded by family and friends Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance joined system officials as they broke ground on the Kent R. Hance Chapel, a more than $3 million project to be built primarily with funds provided by Hance.

For the 1965 graduate and former faculty member of Texas Tech University, the day’s events commemorated a personal gift made to honor his family and make a difference at his alma mater.

A longtime supporter of Texas Tech, Hance has created student scholarships, endowed faculty chairs, contributed to athletic programs and supported numerous other areas within the institution. For Hance, these gifts continue a tradition of philanthropy that he learned as a child.

“My mother always believed that no matter how much money you had or how little money you had, you should give back, and I’ve followed her advice throughout my life,” said Hance. “I’ve never given money to education or any charity that I didn’t get more out of it than I gave.”

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