In 1998, Texas Tech University will celebrate the 75th
anniversary of its founding while in 1997, the Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center celebrates the 25th anniversary
of the first year of the School of Medicine. As we look back on
our founding, we must also craft a strategic plan that will lead
us into the 21st century prepared to assume the position of two
flagship institutions in the Texas public higher education
It is vital to receive input and consensus from as many
stakeholders as possible on the goals contained in this document.
The stakeholders represented in the process include, but are not
limited to, students, faculty, staff, regents, alumni, and the
local communities of each campus.
The purpose of the Murdough center is to promote the ethical
values for the engineering profession. The James Harold Murdough
Center for Engineering Professionalism was established in 1986
with the goal of honoring James Harold Murdough for his
contributions to engineering education and profession and
expanding his influence among faculty, students, alumni, and
friends of Texas Tech University. J.H. Murdough was a member of
the original CE faculty when Texas Technological College opened
in 1925. He became head of the CE department and served in that
position until his retirement in 1962.
Contributions to the Center are used to provide scholarships
to deserving students, to fund professional activities of
students, to fund professional activities of students and
faculty, to encourage faculty developments, and to acquire
educational materials. It is anticipated that funding levels will
allow the establishment of professorships and chairs. These may
bear the donor's name, the Murdough's name or both.