Student Representative to Coordinating Board Advisory Committees

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

Section 61.071 of the Education Code requires the THECB to appoint non-voting student representatives to Coordinating Board advisory committees for a term not to be less than two years. The student representative shall enjoy the same rights as other members of advisory committees, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official committee business. The student representative serves without compensation.

Students seeking nomination to an Advisory Committee may serve on one of five THECB advisory committees for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020. The advisory committees are: ApplyTexas, Learning Technology, Financial Aid, Graduate Education, and Undergraduate Education. The student perspective is very valuable to these committees and we highly encourage student participation.

Qualifications

For initial consideration, nominees to all advisory committees below must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be enrolled at a public institution of higher education;
  • Be in good academic standing as determined by the institution;
  • Commit to fulfill all advisory committee related responsibilities during their term of service, to include attendance at all advisory committee meetings; and
  • Have a strong drive and self-motivation to contribute to the progress of higher education in Texas.

Students must be nominated through the president’s office of each institution. To aid in his selection, the President of each University will recommend students based on applications provided by the Student Government Association (SGA). Applications should be received by the Student Government Association (Student Center North Room 220) by Friday, October 27, 2017 for full consideration. All completed application materials must be submitted to the student government association. The SGA will make recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services will make recommendations to the President, who will finalize the nominations from UH. Nominations should include the following documents:

  1. THECB Application
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript

If appointed, the student representative must continue to meet the following criteria for the length of their term:

  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Maintain enrollment at a public institution of higher education for duration of term; and
  • Maintain a state-wide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university).

For more information contact the Student Government Association at 832-842-6225 or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at 713-743-5390.