April 25, 2012
John “Quinten” Womack of Mission, Texas, has been appointed the next student regent for The Texas A&M University System by Gov. Rick Perry. Womack is the seventh student to serve on Board of Regents since the governor created the position in 2006. He replaces outgoing student regent Fernando Treviño Jr. of Del Rio, whose term expires May 31.
Womack is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
“I look forward to working with Mr. Womack and getting his input on important matters from the students’ perspective as we continue to support our universities in their goals to provide outstanding academics without breaking students’ budgets,” said Chairman Richard A. Box. “I thank Mr. Treviño for his service to our board and wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors.”
“I know Mr. Womack will continue the tradition of excellence set by his predecessors, and I look forward to working with him and hearing his ideas,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the A&M System.
Gov. Perry announced a total of 10 student regents to their respective positions April 24.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.
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