Non-Voting Student Representative

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

Section 61.0225 of the Texas 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 this year on June 1, 2018 and ending on May 31, 2019. 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.

Qualifications

For initial consideration, nominees must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a public institution of higher education;
  • Be in good academic standing as determined by the institution;
  • Commit to fulfill all board related responsibilities during their term of service, to include attendance at no less than 3 of the 4 quarterly board meetings, and 3 of the 4 board committee meetings as scheduled; and
  • Have a strong drive and self-motivation to contribute to the progress of higher education in Texas.
    To aid the Governor 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, December 1, 2017 for full consideration. 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 nominate to the Governor. The application (due Friday, December 1, 2017) must follow the Governor's Appointments Division requirements, including the following documents:

  1. THECB application
  2. Governor's Appointment Application
  3. Resume
  4. 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.