Texas Tech University Honors Toshiba Leader Larry White
LUBBOCK, Texas & LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 30, 2023 — Texas Tech University Jerry S. Rawls College of Business presents its Distinguished Alumni Award to Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Larry White.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the Rawls College of Business can bestow upon its alumni. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in their chosen field. Honorees have made a positive impact on both Rawls College and Texas Tech, serving as an inspiration to current students and alumni.
“Larry’s exceptional achievements and contributions to the business world have made us incredibly proud,” says Rawls College of Business Dean Margaret L. Williams. “His journey, from a BBA in Marketing here at the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business to the role of President and CEO at Toshiba America Business Solutions, is a testament to the quality of education and opportunities our college provides. We are honored to recognize Larry for his outstanding accomplishments and to celebrate his inspiring career trajectory.”
Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rawls College, White began positively impacting the business technology industry. Today, as the president and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, he sets and oversees the strategic direction and operations of the company, encompassing five divisions.
“Becoming a Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award honoree is a career highlight,” states White. “Throughout my life, I have leaned upon the foundational business precepts and knowledge I learned at Texas Tech in virtually every aspect of my career.”
Other notable Rawls College graduates include Robert Taylor (former United Supermarkets chief executive officer), Wendy Masiello (Lt. Gen., USAF [Retired]), Linda Zukauckas (independent board member and the former chief financial officer of Nielsen Holdings), Texas Tech University System Regents Dustin Womble and Cody Campbell as well as Texas Tech University System Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance.
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About Texas Tech University
Founded in 1923, Texas Tech began with a mission to serve the needs of West Texas, but its impact has always reached far beyond. Today, Texas Tech is home to a diverse community of more than 40,000 students, and it is one of only 21 universities in the country classified as a Carnegie ‘Very High Research Activity’ and Hispanic Serving Institution.
Texas Tech’s 1,800-acre campus showcases Spanish Renaissance architecture and is home to one of the country’s largest public art collections. Its 13 colleges offer more than 150 undergraduate, 100 graduate, and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech students are involved in more than 550 student organizations and participate in robust study abroad and international programs.
Built on the values of West Texas – hard work, grit, and authenticity – the university graduates students who are deeply engaged in service to their communities and well-positioned to succeed in the world. For 100 years, Texas Tech has been the destination for those seeking a world-class education and a unique and personalized experience as a member of the Red Raider family.
About Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business
The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business offers extensive undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare a diverse student body for successful careers as leaders, managers, executives and innovators in their chosen fields.
Started in 1942 and originally known as the Division of Commerce, the College of Business has grown exponentially over the last 70 years and has an alumni network of more than 46,000 people worldwide.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Rawls College offers seven undergraduate majors: accounting, energy commerce, finance, information technology, management, marketing and supply chain management. At the graduate level, students can enroll in a wide variety of MBA programs, Master of Science programs, doctoral programs, and graduate and professional certifications.