TTUHSC Commits to Historically Underutilized Businesses


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (COM) with the Texas Association of Mexican American Commerce (TAMACC) and the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) to encourage the development of historically underutilized businesses (HUBs).


Texas agencies make good-faith efforts to utilize HUBs in state contracts. HUBs are for-profit businesses which are 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by minorities who are historically underutilized and economically disadvantaged because of their race, ethnicity or gender.


“Economic opportunity affects everything in our lives,” said TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. “HUBs are a gateway for minorities, women and small businesses to find opportunity within the marketplace. By amplifying their voice, we empower the community and bolster entrepreneurial spirits.”


Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan and Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D., committed to the COM with Mitchell in a signing with 18 other state agencies.

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Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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