“Be the One - Be the First UT System Student Regent from UTPA!”
In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint a nonvoting student regent for each university or university system. To aid the Governor in his selection, 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.
For initial consideration, nominees must meet the following minimum criteria:
q Students must be in good standing at UTPA (certified by the Registrar's office)
q Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application and remain enrolled during the term June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015
q Maintain a 2.5 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale
q 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:
q May not vote on any matter before the board or make or second any motion before the board; and
q Is not counted in determing wheter a quorum exists for a meeting of the board or in determining the outcome of any vote of the board.
A student regent serves without compensation but is entitled to be reimbursed for the actual expenses incurred by the student regent in attending the meetings of the board of regents, subject to the approval of the chairman of the board of regents.
To apply, please complete the application and submit it to the Office for Student Involvement located in the University Center room 205 by October 18, 2013. If you have any questions regarding the Student Regent position, feel free to contact the Student Government Association at email@example.com.