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Stewart is from Arlington and is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Jeremy Stewart is a third-year medical student and will be the first student from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso to serve on the Board of Regents. 

May 11, 2016 | Written by Dailey Fuller

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeremy Stewart as student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, his office announced today (May 11).

Stewart is from Arlington and is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He will become the eleventh student to serve on the Board of Regents and will be the first to represent the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

“We are very proud of Jeremy and delighted that he will be our university’s first student regent,” said Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A. “He has been a true leader during his time at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, and I know he will do an outstanding job serving on the board and representing all Texas Tech students.”

As a third-year medical student, Stewart serves as the 2017 class president of the Medical Student Council and is a past president of the Student Government Association at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. He also was the 2015 representative to the Texas Medical Association and was recently inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society.

“As student regent, Jeremy will have the important role of representing nearly 50,000 students across the Texas Tech University System,” said Chancellor Robert Duncan. “His viewpoint will be beneficial as we strive to provide the best experience for our students and advance our four universities. On behalf of the Texas Tech University System, we congratulate Jeremy on his appointment and look forward to having his insight on the Board of Regents.”

Stewart will serve a one-year term beginning June 1, and his first Board of Regents meeting will take place Aug. 11-12 in Lubbock. He replaces Victoria Messer of Texas Tech University who was appointed in 2015.

Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is married to Brielle Goldberg Stewart, an associate attorney at Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C. They reside in El Paso, Texas.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso was established in May 2013 as the fourth university within the Texas Tech University System. The university is the only comprehensive health-related institution on the U.S. southern border and is home to the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in Texas and the nation, consisting of four component institutions – Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – and operating at more than a dozen academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System has an annual operating budget of nearly $2 billion and approximately 19,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach.  

In 2015, the Texas Tech University System’s endowment exceeded $1.1 billion, total research expenditures were more than $215 million and total enrollment was approximately 50,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school and health-related institution at the same location, the Texas Tech University System continues to prove that anything is possible.

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