UT System Regents Appoint Committee Leadership, Regental Representatives

AUSTIN – Several individuals were appointed today (Feb. 17) to serve as chairmen, vice chairmen and regental representatives on various committees of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The appointments, recommended by Regents’ Chairman Gene Powell and approved by the Board, are effective immediately.

Powell revised the composition of the standing committees to broaden participation and expand leadership opportunities. Each standing committee will have a vice chairman in addition to a chairman.

A new committee was created, the Technology Transfer and Research Committee, while the Student, Faculty and Staff Campus Life Committee was phased out.  The systemwide Student Advisory Council, Faculty Advisory Council and Employee Advisory Council, which all previously met annually with the campus life committee, will each now meet annually with the full Board of Regents.

The following regents were named committee chairmen and vice chairmen:

Academic Affairs Committee: R. Steven Hicks, chairman; Robert L. Stillwell, vice chairman

Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee: Brenda Pejovich, chairman; Paul L. Foster, vice chairman

Facilities Planning and Construction Committee: Printice L. Gary, chairman; James D. Dannenbaum, vice chairman

Finance and Planning Committee: Paul L. Foster, chairman; Printice L. Gary, vice chairman

Health Affairs Committee: Robert L. Stillwell, chairman; James D. Dannenbaum, vice chairman

Technology Transfer and Research Committee: James D. Dannenbaum, chairman; Vice Chairman R. Steven Hicks, vice chairman

The student regent, Kyle Kalkwarf, is a nonvoting ex officio member of each standing committee.

Other regental appointments include:

Vice Chairman R. Steven Hicks and Regent Robert L. Stillwell as the Athletics Liaison

Vice Chairman James D. Dannenbaum and Printice L. Gary as the Regental Representatives on the Board for Lease of University Lands

Vice Chairman James D. Dannenbaum as Liaison to Governor’s Office on Technology Transfer and Commercialization Issues

Vice Chairman Robert L. Stillwell as Regental Representative on the M. D. Anderson Services Corporation Board of Directors

Chairman Gene Powell as the Regental Representative on the Texas Growth Fund Board of Trustees

Regent Brenda Pejovich as the Regental Representative for the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory Committee

Vice Chairman Paul L. Foster, Vice Chairman R. Steven Hicks and Regent Printice L. Gary for The University of Texas Investment Management Company Board of Directors (UTIMCO)

About The University of Texas System

Serving the educational and health care needs of Texans for more than 125 years, 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 $12.8 billion (FY 2011) including $2.5 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. Preliminary student enrollment exceeded 205,000 in the 2010 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 health care professionals annually. With more than 84,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.