Rawls College alumni Philip Lang was recently honored as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni for his outstanding dedication to Texas Tech University and its students. Philip and his wife, Amy, have a long giving history with the Rawls College. Not only do they continually support student scholarships with financial contributions, but Philip also served on the Rawls College Advisory Board from 2006-13 and was involved with the steering committee of the Rawls College of Business Annual Dallas Scholarship Fundraising Event from 2002-15. He served as Chair or Co-Chair of the committee from 2010-15.
Falling in line with their history of commitment to the school, Philip and Amy wanted to do something to entice giving from other alumni. They decided to create a new gift to his already-established endowment, matching anyone who donated during the Distinguished Alumni reception - up to $25,000. In addition to Philip and Amy, 30 attendees contributed a total of $26,000 bringing the total donation to $51,000. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go toward student scholarships in the Rawls College.
"It has always been so rewarding for Amy and I to see the impact our work is having on these students. Our goal is to continue to build our endowment and in turn to change the lives of as many students as possible," Philip Lang said.
Thank you to Philip and Amy Lang and all other donors for your continual support of Texas Tech University and the Rawls College.
About Philip Lang
Philip Lang currently serves as president of Texas Land Care, which employs over 80 individuals and maintains an active role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. In addition, Philip owns and manages Texas Concrete Craftsmen, a specialty concrete company and Purtis Creek Farms, a grower of trees and landscape plants. He also invests in and manages commercial real estate throughout Dallas, with a primary focus on the Stemmons Corridor.
Philip graduated with honors from Texas Tech and was active in the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with Bank of America as an analyst in the Corporate Real Estate Group. He was later transferred to the Syndicated Capital Markets Group with Bank of America Securities. Philip left the finance arena to work for Turfgrass America for a short stint before returning to his entrepreneurial roots and forming Texas Land Care in early 2003.This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.