Nov. 22 deadline: UTSA students can apply to be UT System student regent

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(Oct. 11, 2013) -- UTSA students can apply to be a UT System student regent or a student member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). For both of these prestigious leadership opportunities, the application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.

>> Applications are available on RowdyLink on the Student Government page under "Documents." Submit completed applications to Student Activities in H-E-B University Center Room 1.210 on the UTSA Main Campus.

In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a non-voting student regent for each university or university system. The following session, the 80th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a non-voting student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

To aid the governor in his selections, the chancellor of each university system must recommend students based on applications submitted by each president on behalf of the institution's student government organization. The student appointments serve a one-year term from June 1 to May 31 of the following year.

The UT System student regent and THECB student representative have the same rights as regularly appointed board members, except the right to vote or be counted toward a quorum for official board business. The positions serve without compensation, but will be reimbursed for expenses incurred during official board business.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be "in good standing" as certified by the registrar's office
  • Commit to fulfill all board-related responsibilities during the term of service
  • Maintain a statewide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university
  • Once appointed, the student regent or student representative must remain enrolled at the institution during the full term
  • 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale must be maintained to continue eligibility