Thursday I had the pleasure of traveling to El Paso to meet with friends of the University who have responded to a challenge from Woody Hunt.
Woody, a Texas Ex and former regent, has pledged $1 million to the McCombs School of Business if it can raise $2 million. A portion is designated to scholarships for El Paso students, and El Pasoans have risen to the occasion, contributing $350,000 so far.
With its young population and vibrant economic opportunities, El Paso plays critical role in the life of our state, and its relative importance will continue to increase in the years to come. I want to thank Woody for his generosity and vision, both for UT Austin and for the El Paso region. And I also want to thank Amy and Clement Marcus for hosting the lunch and reception for the El Paso community and Regent Paul Foster for being at the event.
What starts here changes the world.