Beginning June 1 and ending May 31, a student, nominated through the student government of each institution and appointed by the Governor, serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a non-voting representative. This is a great opportunity for a student to get a broad view of policy development. For qualifications and to apply see links below.
Section 61.0225 of the Education Code authorizes the Governor to appoint a non-voting student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for a term not to exceed one year beginning on June 1 and ending on May 31 the following calendar year. The student representative shall enjoy the same rights as a regularly appointed board member, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official board business. The student representative serves without compensation, however shall be reimbursed by the Coordinating Board for expenses incurred during official board business.
Process for Nominations to the THECB Board:
The nomination process begins with the student government at each institution and ends with a final appointment by the Governor. Below are key deadlines for the nomination process:
November 1 Deadline for student government at each institution within a system to begin solicitation for nominees.
January 1 Deadline for student government at each institution within a system to select no more than five applicants for recommendation to the chancellor of the system.
February 1 Deadline for the chancellor of the system to nominate to the Governor no less than two applicants for appointment to the Coordinating Board. This deadline includes the submission to the Governor’s Appointments Division the following documents (applications must be postmarked by this date 2/1/2017):
1. THECB Application
2. Governor’s appointment application (more information here)
4. Unofficial transcript
June 1 Deadline for the Governor to appoint a non-voting student representative to the
Coordinating Board for a one-year term expiring on May 31.
Past Nomination Announcements:
|5/11/2016||Governor Abbott Appoints University Student Regents And Student Representative To The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Haley R. Delagarza|
|7/2/2015||Governor Greg Abbott Appoints University Student Regents And Student Representative To The Texas Higher Education Coordinating: Christina Delgado|
For more information about the Governor's Appointment Process click here
Student seeking nominations to the Advisory Committees may serve on one of five advisory committees for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018.
Students must be nominated through the president's office of each institution and selected by Coordinating Board staff. The following Advisory Committees are: ApplyTexas, Learning Technology, Financial Aid, Graduate Education, and the Undergraduate Education. The student perspective is very valuable to these committees and we highly encourage student participation. Application and additional material for the student representatives to an advisory committee may be emailed to the address below
|ApplyTexas||Zachary Lyons||The University of Texas at El Paso||June 1, 2013- May 31, 2015|
|Learning Technology||Christopher Jordan||The University of Texas at Austin||June 1, 2013- May 31, 2015|
|Graduate Education||Jessica Carter||The University of Texas at Austin||June 1, 2013- May 31, 2015|
|Financial Aid||Anna Drake||The University of Texas at Austin||June 1, 2014- May 31, 2016|
|Undergraduate Education||Jaan Bains||The University of Texas at Austin||June 1, 2014- May 31, 2016|
Advisory Committee Application Process:
Below are key deadlines for the nomination process:
• September 1 Deadline for president of each institution to develop a nomination process and begin solicitation of nomination applications.
• December 1 Deadline for president of each institution to forward two nominees to the Coordinating Board for consideration (submissions must be postmarked by this date).
• February 1 Deadline for Coordinating Board to appoint student representatives to advisory committees to two-year terms beginning June 1 and ending May 31.
The president at each institution may develop his or her own nomination process for considering recommendations from their institutions to the Coordinating Board for advisory committee positions, including any additional requirements above and beyond those mandated by the formal application. Please email your application, resume and unofficial transcript for each nominee to:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711