COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday named Stephen Shuchart of Houston as his appointee to be The Texas A&M University System’s next student regent. Shuchart will take the place of outgoing student regent Stephanie Martinez of Laredo.
Shuchart, a member of the Class of 2018, is completing his bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas A&M University. His term as student regent is effective June 1, 2017 and will expire May 31, 2018.
“The Board welcomes Mr. Shuchart, and we look forward to benefitting from his valuable perspective on important System matters,” said Cliff Thomas, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “We also wish to thank Ms. Martinez for her outstanding service.”
Chancellor John Sharp also offered congratulations to Shuchart on the appointment. “I look forward to working with Mr. Shuchart in his new role,” Chancellor Sharp said. “The student regent’s voice is a critical component of our discussions about how best to continue advancing the Texas A&M System and serving our fellow Texans.”
In addition to Shuchart’s appointment, Gov. Abbott named nine other student regents to their respective public universities and university systems around the state. The governor also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. A full list of these appointees can be found here:
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The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
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