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Texas Tech Honored as a 2023 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

The awards state the university has distinguished itself among veteran employers.

Texas Tech University has earned the designation VETS Indexes Recognized Employer in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes an organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

“As a military spouse employed at Texas Tech, I have the privilege of working at an institution that provides unparalleled professional growth, values military culture and leverages professional and personal experiences acquired through military service,” said Graciela Torres Guerra, director of Military & Veterans Programs at Texas Tech. “I have personally witnessed Texas Tech leadership embrace ideas presented by veterans and military affiliated employees that positively contribute to the overall student experience.”

Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges and universities.

“Texas Tech has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting veteran and military-connected employees, and then helping them grow and develop into leaders,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes.

“As more employers recognize the cutting-edge technical skills and soft skills veterans bring to the workplace, the race to attract military-connected talent gets increasingly competitive. The number of organizations participating in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards more than doubled since last year – but even in this highly competitive environment, Texas Tech distinguished itself among veteran employers and should be commended,” Altman said.

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of veteran employers, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards program has set a new standard in veteran employment data. The award results have been featured on CNBC, as well as military-specific outlets, including This in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices and outcomes in detail, across the following five categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring

  • Veteran employee development and retention

  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture

  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves

  • Military spouse/family support

For more information on the process and methodology behind the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, please click this link: To register and participate in the upcoming 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards competition, please click here:


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