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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

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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