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Be a Texas A&M University System Regent or a Student Member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board!

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 positions serve without compensation, but will be reimbursed for expenses incurred during official board business.

Powers and Duties of Student Regent

  1. A student regent has the same powers and duties as the members of the board of regents of the system, including the right to attend and participate in meetings of the board of regents, except that the student regent:

    (1) may not vote on any matter before the board or make or second any motion before the board; and

    (2) is not counted in determining whether a quorum exists for a meeting of the board or in determining the outcome of any vote of the board.

Powers and Duties of the THECB Student Representative

  1. The student representative shall enjoy the same rights as other members of advisory committees, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official committee business.

For both of these prestigious leadership opportunities, the application deadline for serving in these positions for the 2024-2025 academic year is December 1, 2023. 

Applications are available at the links below and must be submitted to the Student Government Association in the Student Engagement Suite on the 2nd floor of the Rayburn Student Center.

A&M System Application for Student Regent.

  - Student Regent Application

  - Guide to Regent Application

  - Example of a Good Student Regent Application

  - Example of a Bad Student Regent Application

THECB Application for Non-Voting Student Representative.

  - THECB Application

  - Guide to THECB Application

  - Example of a Good THECB Application

Applicants for either the Student Regent or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board positions must also complete the application for appointment by the Governor.

Office of the Governor Appointment Application
  - Guide to Governor Appointment Application

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/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

For more information please visit the links below or contact the SGA office.

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