Texas Tech University System officials announced a gift of $7.5 million from the J.F Maddox Foundation today. The gift will support the research activities of the Jack Maddox and Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chairs and will be used by Texas Tech University to renovate the Engineering and Materials Research Center.
In recognition of the gift and the continuing and valued relationship between the Maddox family and Texas Tech University, the Engineering and Materials Research Center building will be named the Maddox Engineering Research Center. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the naming in keeping with the system’s policies on major gifts.
“I would like to say thank you to the J.F Maddox Foundation, which has a longstanding tradition of sustained philanthropy that has provided for excellence at Texas Tech University,” said Robert Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. “We are grateful for their legacy of generosity and commitment to higher education. I also want to congratulate Dean Al Sacco, President Duane Nellis and the entire Institutional Advancement team for their work in securing this significant and important gift.”