Ruiz, Paul 2019-05-15

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In this interview, Paul Ruiz discusses his background and his journey to a career at Texas Tech. In this interview, Paul explains what it’s like being gay and seeing the Lubbock community grow to be more accepting of the LQBTQ+ community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Paul Ruiz

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: May 15, 2019

Location:Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jordan Butler

Length: 00:54:20 (54 minutes)


Introduction, his position at Texas Tech; his background; Growing up in Big Spring while being gay; going to Texas Tech; Working for Kent Hance; going to Stanford; What he did after graduating from Law school; Paul’s views on the Law profession; religion; His work at Texas Tech; How Lubbock has improved with diversity

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in Reading Room

Transcript: located here:

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