Texas House Speaker Visits UT Dallas Campus

Craddick Joins Legislative Colleagues Branch and Madden in Tour, Briefing

 Feb. 5, 2008

University representatives and community leaders hosted Texas Speaker of the House Tom Craddick on campus Monday for a tour and briefing on state issues.

State Rep. Dan Branch and Rep. Jerry Madden welcomed the Speaker, as did university friends such as Louis Beecherl, Debbie Francis and Richardson City Manager Bill Keffler.

Speaker Craddick has been a strong supporter of UT Dallas for many years. 

His leadership was instrumental in bringing forth state funding for the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL).  His efforts also helped secure a $2 million special item for UT Dallas during this past legislative session to fund science, engineering and mathematics. 


Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155

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From left: Thomas E. Linehan, director of the Center for Interactive Arts and Engineering; State Rep. Dan Branch of Dallas; Sandra Bond Chapman, director, Center for BrainHealth; Louis Beecherl; Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick; Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas; Dr. Yves Chabal, Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics; and State Rep. Jerry Madden.

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