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New Student Regent Appointed for Texas A&M University System

NEWS RELEASE COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Alvaro “Gabe” Pereira of College Station has been appointed the next student regent for The Texas A&M University System by Governor Greg Abbott. He replaces outgoing student regent Colton L. Buckley of Gatesville. Pereira is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University at College Station. […]

NEWS RELEASE

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Alvaro “Gabe” Pereira of College Station has been appointed the next student regent for The Texas A&M University System by Governor Greg Abbott. He replaces outgoing student regent Colton L. Buckley of Gatesville.

Pereira is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University at College Station. His term will expire May 31, 2016.

“The Board welcomes Mr. Pereira and we look forward to the benefit of his insight on vital matters from a student perspective,” said Cliff Thomas, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “That perspective is critically important as we support all of our universities. We also wish to thank Mr. Buckley for his service and we wish him well on all of his future endeavors.”

Chancellor John Sharp also welcomed the news of Mr. Pereira’s appointment. “The student regent always has a lot of new ideas and fresh ways of looking at our opportunities and challenges,” Chancellor Sharp said. “I look forward to working with Mr. Pereira as he assumes his role as student regent.”

Governor Abbott announced Pereira’s appointment on July 2, along with nine other student regents to their respective public universities around the state, plus a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 135,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.

Contact: Terry McDevitt
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