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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, 2014 and ending on May 31, 2015.
Applications should be received by the Student Government Association (SGA) by Friday, December 6, 2013 for full consideration. The SGA will make recommendations with regard to those applications that should be forwarded to a committee chaired by the Vice President for Student Affairs. This Committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor by January 1, 2014, who will 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:
Qualifications: (1) Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a public institution of higher education; (2) Be in good academic standing; (3) Commit to fulfill all board related responsibilities during their term of service including attendance at no less than 3 of the 4 quarterly board meetings scheduled in January, April, July and October; and (4) Have a strong drive and self-motivation to contribute to the progress of higher education in Texas. If appointed: The student representative must continue to maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; maintain enrollment at a public institution of higher education for the duration of the term; and maintain a state-wide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university).
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.
June 1, 2014 is the deadline for the Governor to appoint the non-voting student representative to the Coordinating Board for the one-year term expiring on May 31, 2015.
Hard copies of this information can be obtained from the Student Government Office (N210) and the Office of Student Affairs (S380). All completed applications must be submitted to the Student Government Association office by Friday, December 6, 2013. Applicants selected for nomination should be prepared to complete a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Application for Student Representative Position on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
For more information contact the Student Government Association at (713) 221-8570 or the Office of Student Affairs at (713) 221-8100.
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