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CORRECTION: Call for Nominations for Financial Aid Advisory Committee

Student Representative to Financial Aid Advisory Committee

Date: 12/17/2015

To: Chancellors, Presidents, and Chief Academic Officers of Public Institutions of Higher Education

From: Commissioner Raymund A. Paredes

RE: CORRECTION: Nominations for the Appointment of Non-Voting Student Representatives to the THECB’s Financial Aid Advisory Committee

Last summer, we requested nominations for non-voting student representatives to serve on the THECB’s advisory committees. After the December 1 deadline, staff received only one nomination for the Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC). Upon further review, staff discovered that our original correspondence to you erroneously noted that the FAAC did not have any vacancies at this time and therefore was not seeking nominations. This committee is actually seeking two nominations: one student from a public university and one student from a public two-year college. Both positions are for a two-year term, beginning June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018.

In order to give all students who are interested in serving on this committee an opportunity to apply, we are re-opening the nomination process. Attached is the application that must be completed by all nominees and submitted along with your nomination to the THECB by March 1, 2016.

Application and additional materials for the student representatives to the Financial Aid Advisory Committee may be emailed to the address below:

Please email your application, resume and unofficial transcript for each nominee to: Angelica.Reyes@thecb.state.tx.us

Angelica Reyes
Commissioner’s Office
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512-427-6104

 

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 Call for Nominations: In Process, click here for details

 Student Representative to THECB Board

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. 

Background:
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.

Qualifications:

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):


1. THECB Application
2. Governor’s appointment application (more information here)
3. Resume
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.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 - Appointment Notice: Governor Greg Abbott Appoints University Student Regents And Student Representative To The Texas Higher Education Coordinating click here



Student Representative to an Advisory Committee 
Calls for Nominations has closed as of 12/1/15

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

 

Advisory Committee

Student MemberInstitutionTerm
ApplyTexasZachary LyonsThe University of Texas at El PasoJune 1, 2013- May 31, 2015
Learning TechnologyChristopher JordanThe University of Texas at AustinJune 1, 2013- May 31, 2015
Graduate EducationJessica CarterThe University of Texas at AustinJune 1, 2013- May 31, 2015
Financial AidAnna DrakeThe University of Texas at AustinJune 1, 2014- May 31, 2016
Undergraduate EducationJaan Bains The University of Texas at AustinJune 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:

Angelica.Reyes@thecb.state.tx.us

Angelica Reyes
Commissioner’s Office
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512-427-6104


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