Your Life, Our Purpose Campaign Kicks Off in Lubbock

News Release


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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) announced the Your Life, Our Purpose campaign. The campaign seeks to raise $150 million to advance initiatives in education while providing better health outcomes locally and globally. The campaign will run through TTUHSC’s 50th anniversary in 2019.


“A campaign calls on us to ask what we stand for,” TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said. “What institutional commitments will we make to define who we are and who we will be decades from now? The real success of Your Life, Our Purpose will be the ability to enrich the efforts and commitment of those who have bequeathed this extraordinary university to us, and to strengthen it for those who will follow.”


The campaign will give scholarships to help assist students on all campuses. TTUHSC enrolled 4,625 students for the Fall 2016 semester. Along with scholarship opportunities, campaign contributions will go to TTUHSC research and projects in conjunction with other institutions within the Texas Tech University System (TTUS).


“For nearly half a century Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has been at the forefront of medical education, research and patient care in West Texas and beyond,” TTUS Chancellor Robert L. Duncan said. “Founded with a vision to meet the needs of an underserved region, our university has more than answered this call and become a statewide and national leader in higher education and health care. This campaign will be a catalyst for our continued growth and success, pioneering a greater vision for the future and spurring a new level of innovation, collaboration and excellence.”


TTUHSC contributed $666 million in economic output while employing 6,504 people with a combined labor income of $219 million in the Lubbock area in 2015. Texas Tech Physicians had 486,564 patient encounters serving in 108 counties with a population of 2.6 million residents.


“TTUHSC dedicates their livelihood to creating alumni who will go out and change the world,” TTUHSC Alumni Association National Advisory Board Chairperson Gregory Thompson, MBA, said. “Your Life, Our Purpose resonates with me as an alumnus of the School of Health Professions. This university is expanding the realms of education through research and patient care. To support Your Life, Our Purpose is to empower every community that will have TTUHSC alumni caring for them.”


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