Texas Tech University

Dale Bennett


Distinguished Staff Awards 2017 Recipient Image: Dale Bennett - Operations

Dale Bennett
Unit Manager

As a Unit Manager in Operations, Dale Bennett supervises Utilities purchasing and budget monitoring and control. In recent years, the Utilities department has been tasked with natural gas purchasing. Dale has dedicated himself to training and supervision of gas market pricing. The annual budget cost for natural gas is three to four million dollars, and his personal drive and savvy has saved the University substantially on current and future natural gas costs. Dale also reviews production numbers for Utilities and works with operations to develop better-operating strategies to increase efficiency and reduce costs to Texas Tech University. Since Dale has been working as part of the Utilities' team, the energy use has dropped dramatically in recent years resulting in substantial savings to Texas Tech. Dale's commitment to Texas Tech's success is evident as he serves to his highest capacity every day.