Cavazos, Lauro F. 2005-01-20

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This interview features Lauro Cavazos, former US Secretary of Education and President of Texas Tech University. In this interview, Cavazos discusses his life after he resigned as US Secretary of Education, his student life at Texas Tech, his experiences with discrimination, and the steps that he took that led to his successful career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lauro F. Cavazos

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 20, 2005


Interviewer: Monte Monroe

Length: 01:51:22 (1 hour 51 minutes)


Life after leaving Washington D.C., focusing on minorities and education; Student life at Texas Tech; meeting Peggy; Raising ten children; Experiences with discrimination; Steps that led him to become president of Texas Tech University; The mentors he had and how they influenced him; Relationship with Preston Smith; Working as U.S. Secretary of Education for Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr.; His relation to the “Angel of Goliad”

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace

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