May 9, 2013
Nicholas Madere of Austin, Texas has been appointed the next student regent for The Texas A&M University System by Gov. Rick Perry. Madere is the eighth student to serve on Board of Regents since the governor created the position in 2006. He replaces outgoing student regent John “Quinten” Womack of Mission, whose term expires May 31.
Madere is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology at Texas A&M University and is First Sergeant of Squadron 20 in the Corps of Cadets.
“The board looks forward to working with Mr. Madere and receiving his valuable insight on important matters that only a student perspective can provide. We are constantly mindful of academic and student affairs and supporting our universities toward achieving their goals,” said Board of Regents Chairman Phil Adams. “I thank Mr. Womack for his service to our board and wish him much continued success.”
“I know Mr. Madere will continue the tradition of service and 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 10 student regents to their respective positions May 9, including Texas A&M University student, Alice Schneider, as the student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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, nine 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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