Schovanec Talks Vet School, Kliff Kingsbury, and Alcohol at Games
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 continued plans for the Tech Veterinary school, the dental school, the mental health institute, Kliff Kingsbury, selling alcohol at games, and more.
Dr. Schovanec started the discussion by saying that classes will be starting again soon at Tech, with enrollment projected to be pretty much flat compared to last spring. Schovanec said, "As we go into this session, even though there is so much focus on the new initiatives like the vet school, the dental school, the institute for mental health, our basic and fundamental priority is always the formula. That's what funds most of what we do at Tech, or a good part of what we do." Texas Tech continues to make plans to secure funding for the veterinary school, and Schovanec says they are still giving a lot of attention to the project. He hopes that once it's built, and people are able to learn about large animal care in West Texas, that they will stay and practice in West Texas.
He also talked about recent sports news at Texas Tech, including the news that former Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury was hired as the Head Coach for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. Dr. Schovanec congratulated him, and said, "I think it speaks to the reputation he has as an offensive mind." He went on to say that it, "gives you an idea of the quality of people we have a Tech." Schovanec was also asked about the fact that you can now purchase alcohol at Tech games, and what problems he thinks this will cause. Schovanec said that the university is taking steps to prevent potential problems, but that it seems to have been a non-issue as far as how it has affected the games so far. He expects that if an issue does arise, that it will be more likely to happen during football season.
Watch the full interview with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec in the video above.