Dr. Schovanec Talks NCAA Tournament, Vet School, and More
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, the President of Texas Tech University Dr. Lawrence Schovanec joined Dave and Matt to talk about the NCAA basketball tournament that ended earlier in the week, the auditorium and coliseum, the Tech Vet School, an article on Tech no longer considering race for admissions, and more.
The Tech President started the discussion by talking about the NCAA tournament that ended on monday with the Texas Tech loss to Virginia. "It's been an incredible, incredible experience for Texas Tech, for Lubbock, for the whole state. I think it's something people will remember for a long time," Schovanec said, "who would have ever thought that was going to happen last year after we lost so many players. It was an amazing accomplishment. What a credit to Coach Beard." Dr. Schovanec went on to say that the team was devastated after their loss.
Dr. Schovanec also discussed several projects going on at Texas Tech, including the coliseum, auditorium, and the upcoming veterinary school. When Schovanec was asked if the NCAA tournament helped Texas Tech's efforts for a vet school, he explained that the school will be funded based on its merit, but that this didn't hurt. He was then asked why the school is being planned to be built in Amarillo, to which he explained that Amarillo has the Texas Tech Health and Sciences Center, and that, "the resources there will compliment what we will be doing at the vet school." In addition to this, the dairy industry and feedlots are concentrated around Amarillo, so this will be good for the large animal industry.
Still on the topic of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, there have been many articles written about Texas Tech no longer considering race as a factor for one's admission. Dr. Schovanec commented on the Wall Street's comments. "They incorrectly identified Texas Tech as having used race. We never have and we don't now," Schovanec said, going on to say, "It was clickbait."
Watch the full interview with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec in the video above.