Mr. Joshua Heimbecker was appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on May 6, 2013. Mr. Heimbecker's one-year term began on June 1, 2013 and expires on May 31, 2014.
A native of San Angelo, Mr. Heimbecker is finishing a degree in biology from Angelo State Universityand is currently enrolled in the university's graduate program in higher education. He is the eighth student to serve on the Board of Regents.
A former undergraduate research fellow and Carr Scholar, Mr. Heimbecker worked as a biochemistry research assistant and participated in the Science Partnership for Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention and Success (SPURRS) program as a tutor and mentor.
Mr. Heimbecker was elected vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA) in 2012. He first became involved in the SGA as a senator for the Biology and Chemistry Departments and has since served as chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee and president pro-tempore of the Student Senate.
During his time at Angelo State, Mr. Heimbecker has been involved in the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and the Ram Powerlifting Club. He also spent one summer studying overseas through the Angelo State University Center for International Studies and plays guitar at local venues in his spare time.