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Lubbock, TX 79409-2011

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Steeley Smith

Steeley Smith


Ms. Steeley Smith of Mason, Texas, was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents as the Student Regent for a one-year term, expiring May 31, 2024. She is the 18th student to serve on the board and is the sixth to represent Texas Tech University (TTU).

As a Student Regent, Smith serves on the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee.

Smith is a graduate student at TTU pursuing a master’s degree in agribusiness from the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics in the TTU Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Davis College in 2021 and receive a master’s degree in media and mass communications from the TTU College of Media and Communication in 2022.

Smith earned a pair of minors in agribusiness and political science during her undergraduate studies and graduated magna cum laude. She was a President’s List and Dean’s List recipient and a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society and Texas Tech Terry Scholars. In addition, she received “Top 10 Freshmen” recognition during her first year.

She served as the advertising sales manager for The Agriculturist, a student publication of the Department of Agricultural Education & Communications in the Davis College, where she won a pair of national honors for feature writing and student publication. Smith also was involved with Agriculture Future of America and attended several conferences across the country.

Smith graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Art degree and spent a year in the TTU School of Law, where she was heavily involved in several programs, including the Organization of Women Law Students, Raider Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas, among others.

She currently serves as the coordinator for the TTU Government & Public Service Internship Program, where she oversees networking and business development with U.S. Capitol and Texas Capitol offices and organizes and manages student interns who represent TTU in Washington, D.C., and in Austin, Texas.

Smith’s first experience in the nation’s capital was serving as a public policy intern for U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11), where she assisted as a communications point between constituents and the congressman.

Smith also served as a campaign assistant for U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) where she advocated campaign messages for stakeholder support and assisted in the campaigns strategic planning to address goals and issues.