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UT System Regental Committee Chairs Named

AUSTIN – Several individuals were appointed today (May 13) to serve on various regental committees of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The appointments, recommended by Regents’ Chairman James R. Huffines, are effective immediately and were approved at the Board’s quarterly meeting.

UT System Board of Regents committee chairmen named today were:

  • Academic Affairs Committee: Regent Janiece Longoria 
  • Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee: Regent R. Steven Hicks 
  • Facilities Planning and Construction Committee: Regent Printice L. Gary 
  • Finance and Planning Committee: Vice Chairman Paul Foster
  • Health Affairs Committee: Vice Chairman Colleen McHugh 
  • Student, Faculty, and Staff Campus Life Committee: Regent James D. Dannenbaum 

Other regental appointments include:

  • Vice Chairman McHugh as the Athletics Liaison
  • Regents Dannenbaum and Robert L. Stillwell as the Regental Representatives on the Board for Lease of University Lands, with Regent Gary as the alternate representative
  • Regent Dannenbaum as the liaison to the Governor’s Office on issues related to technology transfer and commercialization
  • Regent Longoria to the M. D. Anderson Services Corporation Board of Directors
  • Regent Wm. Eugene Powell as the Regental Representative on the Texas Growth Fund Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chairman McHugh as the Regental Representative on the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory Committee 

About The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System is one of the nation’s largest higher education systems, with nine academic campuses and six health institutions. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $11.5 billion (FY 2009) including $2.5 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. Student enrollment exceeded 195,000 in the 2008 academic year. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state's undergraduate degrees and educates nearly three-fourths of the state's healthcare professionals annually. With more than 84,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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