TTU System Brings Texas Beef to Black Tie and Boots Gala
The Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, hosted by the Texas State Society, is the largest ball in Washington, D.C.
January 18, 2017 | Contact Scott Lacefield
The Texas Tech University System will be well represented in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C.’s 10th Quadrennial Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
The system, and all four of its component institutions, including Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso, are among the sponsors of the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, which began in 1953.
“The Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball is one of the most distinguished inaugural celebrations,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan said. “The Texas Tech University System and our component institutions are proud to be part of this momentous event.”
As part of the sponsorship, the meat labs at Texas Tech University and Angelo State University have provided custom cut beef for the event. Raider Red Meats is also providing beef jerky.
Congressman Roger Williams, representative of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and chairman of the Texas State Society, is grateful for Texas Tech University System’s involvement in the event.
“As the President of Texas State Society, I would like to formally thank the Texas Tech University System for their support of this year’s Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball,” Williams said. “Chancellor Duncan has been a friend for years, and he stepped up to the plate once again by providing beef filets custom cut at the Texas Tech University and Angelo State University meat labs. I am truly honored to work with this fantastic university system.”
With nearly 10,000 tickets sold, the event remains the largest ball in Washington, D.C.
Duncan will be joined by other system leaders at the event, including Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D.
Also, taking in the festivities at the Black Tie & Boots event will be Texas Tech University’s official costumed mascot, Raider Red, who will greet the ball’s guests and be a familiar face to the countless Red Raiders at the event.
For more information on the 2017 Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball, visit its website.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, more than 50,000 students, nearly 325,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.1 billion.
In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on more than a dozen campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.