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Student Regent


During the 79th Regular Session (in 2005), the Texas Legislature enacted legislation to provide for a Student Regent on each governing board of a public higher education system or institution in the state. The 80th Legislature (in 2007) and the 84th Legislature (in 2015) made certain revisions to this statute.


The student regent is a non-voting participant on the board of regents representing the students of the TSUS system. The student regent serves a one-year term commencing June 1, 2020 and ending May 31, 2021. While technically not a member of the board of regents, a student regent does have the same powers and duties as the members of the board of regents, with the exception of voting, making or seconding motions, and being counted to determine a quorum.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System (TSUS). TSUS has a board of regents that includes one student member appointed by the governor. We are giving you an opportunity to apply for the position of student regent for the 2020-2021 year.


To qualify, an individual must be enrolled and in good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student, must have earned a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average, and must maintain this minimum performance level throughout his/her term.

Submission Detail

Complete both the Student Regent Application and the Governor’s Appointment Application.  Please read the Student Regent Application carefully and provide all requested documentation. If interested in applying, you must complete the TSUS application and the Governor’s application and submit by Friday, December 6, 2019 to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office in the J.C. Kellam Building, Room 980.

Selection Process

By December 6, all applicants will have submitted their application to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

By December 20, Student Government will narrow the applicants and select five applications to recommend to the Univesity President.

By January 10, the University President will select two of the five applicants to forward to the Texas State University System Chancellor.

By January 17, the Texas State University System Chancellor will select two or more applicants to submit to the governor for his consideration.

A successful application will receive notice about their application status on or before May 31, 2020.


If you are planning to apply, please notify the VPSA office at so that we can better assist you in completing the applications. If you have questions, you may contact Lora Ann Chafin at 512-245-2152.