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Texas Tech University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1923 as Texas Technological College, renamed Texas Tech University in 1969.

Location:
Lubbock, TX

Founding Date:
1923

Team:
Red Raiders

Mascot:
Raider Red

Enrollment:
30,500

Official Website:
http://www.ttu.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William H. Adams III
Business
c. 1958   JABB Associates
G. W. Bailey
Actor
27-Aug-1945   Harris in Police Academy
Angela F. Braly
Business
1962   CEO of Wellpoint
E. Richard Brooks
Business
c. 1938   Central and South West Corporation
John Burroughs
Politician
7-Apr-1907 21-May-1978 Governor of New Mexico, 1959-61
John Carter
Politician
6-Nov-1941   Congressman, Texas 31st
Lauro F. Cavazos
Government
4-Jan-1927   US Secretary of Education, 1988-90
Richard L. Clemmer
Business
?   CEO of Agere Systems
Barry Corbin
Actor
16-Oct-1940   Maurice Minnifield on Northern Exposure
Michael Crabtree
Football
14-Sep-1987   San Francisco 49ers WR
John Denver
Country Musician
31-Dec-1943 12-Oct-1997 Rocky Mountain High
George Eads
Actor
1-Mar-1967   Nick Stokes on CSI
L. Frederick Francis
Business
c. 1954   Chairman, Bank of the West El Paso
Rudy Gatlin
Country Musician
20-Aug-1952   The Gatlin Brothers
Doug Giles
Religion
c. 1962   Conservative pastor
Kent Hance
Politician
14-Nov-1942   Chancellor, Texas Tech University
Dain M. Hancock
Business
c. 1942   EVP at Lockheed Martin, 2000-05
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Astronaut
26-Jun-1956   First black astronaut to spacewalk
John Hinckley
Assassin
29-May-1955   Shot President Reagan
Walter B. Huffman
Attorney
8-Oct-1944   Dean, Texas Tech School of Law
Phil Johnson
Judge
c. 1943   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Natalie Maines
Country Musician
14-Oct-1974   Anti-Dubya Dixie Chick
Larry D. McVay
Business
c. 1957   Edgewater Energy Partners
Randy Neugebauer
Politician
24-Dec-1949   Congressman, Texas 19th
Judy C. Odom
Business
c. 1953   Software Spectrum
Robert B. Palmer
Business
11-Sep-1940   CEO of Digital, 1992-98
Scott Pelley
Journalist
28-Jul-1957   CBS Evening News
Gary R. Petersen
Business
c. 1946   EnCap Investments
Wayne A. Reaud
Attorney
29-Sep-1947   Partner, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn
Bill Sarpalius
Politician
10-Jan-1948   Congressman from Texas, 1989-95
David J. Schmidly
Educator
1943   President, University of New Mexico
Bob G. Scott
Business
c. 1938   COO of Summit Bancshares, 1998-2006
Dunia A. Shive
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Belo
William Shockley
Actor
17-Sep-1963   Hank Lawson on Dr. Quinn
Preston Smith
Politician
8-Mar-1912 18-Oct-2003 Governor of Texas, 1969-73
Charlie Stenholm
Politician
26-Oct-1938   Congressman from Texas, 1979-2005
Sheryl Swoopes
Basketball
25-Mar-1971   Three-time WNBA MVP
Zach Thomas
Football
1-Sep-1973   Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys
Mac Thornberry
Politician
15-Jul-1958   Congressman, Texas 13th
Edward Suning Tian
Business
c. 1964   China Broadband Capital Partners
Robert Tilton
Religion
7-Jun-1946   Yet another televangelist
Joseph M. Watt
Judge
8-Mar-1947   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Wes Welker
Football
1-May-1981   New England Patriots WR
Ed Whitacre, Jr.
Business
4-Nov-1941   Chairman and CEO of General Motors, 2009-10

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kent Hance
Politician
14-Nov-1942   Chancellor, Texas Tech University
Walter B. Huffman
Attorney
8-Oct-1944   Dean, Texas Tech School of Law
David J. Schmidly
Educator
1943   President, University of New Mexico

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John C. Baldwin
Doctor
c. 1949   Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech
Carin M. Barth
Business
c. 1962   President of LB Capital, Inc.
E. Richard Brooks
Business
c. 1938   Central and South West Corporation
Lauro F. Cavazos
Government
4-Jan-1927   US Secretary of Education, 1988-90
L. Frederick Francis
Business
c. 1954   Chairman, Bank of the West El Paso
Kent Hance
Politician
14-Nov-1942   Chancellor, Texas Tech University
Walter B. Huffman
Attorney
8-Oct-1944   Dean, Texas Tech School of Law
John T. Montford
Politician
28-Jun-1943   Chancellor, Texas Tech University, 1996-2001
David J. Schmidly
Educator
1943   President, University of New Mexico
Ernest O. Thompson
Politician
24-Mar-1892 28-Jun-1966 Mayor of Amarillo, 1929-32
Ed Whitacre, Jr.
Business
4-Nov-1941   Chairman and CEO of General Motors, 2009-10
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Romeo Crennel
Football
18-Jun-1947   Former Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
Billy Gillispie
Basketball
7-Nov-1959   Former basketball coach, Texas Tech
Al Groh
Football
13-Jul-1944   Head Coach, University of Virginia
Bobby Knight
Basketball
25-Oct-1940   Coach of Texas Tech and Indiana U
Mike Leach
Football
9-Mar-1961   Football Coach, Washington State University
Bill Parcells
Football
22-Aug-1941   The Big Tuna
Grant Teaff
Football
12-Nov-1933   Baylor Head Football Coach, 1972-92
Tommy Tuberville
Football
18-Sep-1954   University of Cincinnati football coach


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