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TTU System Hosts House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Field Hearing

Six representatives from the Texas Tech University System will testify Friday at the Texas Tech University System Building.

November 14, 2017 | Contact: Scott Lacefield

WHAT: The subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will conduct an oversight field hearing entitled, “Best Practices in Veterans Education and Transition to Civilian Life.”

WHEN: 2 p.m. CT, Friday (Nov. 17) | Watch Live

WHERETexas Tech University System Building, Regents Conference Room, First Floor (104A), 1508 Knoxville Avenue, Lubbock, Texas

EVENT: Six witnesses from the Texas Tech University System, including three from Texas Tech University (TTU) two from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and one from Angelo State University (ASU) will testify to the committee highlighting best practices shared across Texas and nationwide so that veterans can have enhanced educational opportunities, resources and support receiving higher education.

WITNESSES:

Tedd L. Mitchell, TTUHSC (President)

Kyle Chapman, TTUHSC (Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Student)

Lou Ortiz, TTU (Military & Veterans Programs, Director)

Ikaika Iuta, TTU (Veterans Affairs Office, Specialist)

Nicole Meyer, ASU (United States Air Force, Staff Sergeant, ASU Alumna)

Dave Lewis, VetStar (Director of Veteran Services & TTU Part-Time Instructor)

About the Texas Tech University System

Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, nearly 53,000 students, more than 330,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.2 billion.

In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on 17 campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.

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