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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

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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