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Gov. Perry Appoints Student Regent for TTU System

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris is the first student from Angelo State University to serve on the Board of Regents.

May 4, 2010  | Written by Dailey Fuller

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeff Harris as the Texas Tech University System Student Regent.

Harris, a senior political science major at Angelo State University (ASU), is the first student from ASU to serve on the Board of Regents. His one-year term begins June 1.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff as our new student regent,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Students remain our first priority at each of our institutions, and Jeff will ensure the essential communication between the administration and our student body.  I am confident he will do an outstanding job serving his classmates and the Texas Tech University System.” 

Harris, from San Angelo, was elected to his second term as president of the ASU Student Government Association in April.  He is also a candidate for San Angelo City Council, District 5, in the May 8 municipal election.

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said, “This appointment is a great honor for Jeff and for Angelo State University because it further recognizes his dedication to public service.”

By law, the student regent rotates between Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University and serves a one-year term. Harris replaces Kyle Miller, a medical student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Harris is scheduled to complete his bachelor’s degree this year and then begin his Master of Public Administration through ASU’s Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.  He has been involved in a variety of political activities, having served as president of the College Republicans at ASU and as an intern in U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway’s San Angelo office.