Juan Antonio Sorto
What is a student regent?
The student regent is a non-voting participant on the Board of Regents representing the students of Texas Southern University. The student regent serves a one-year term. While technically not a member of the Board of Regents, a student regent does have the same powers and duties as the members of the Board of Regents, with the exception of voting, making or seconding motions, and being counted to determine a quorum.
To the best of the student regent’s ability, the student regent represents the interests of the students, university, and the State of Texas. The student regents may serve on special commissions, task forces and committees during the student regent’s term and participate in required Regent activities, including orientation sessions conducted by the Office of the Governor and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The student regent works with student government on campus as well as with faculty, staff, and representative student organizations.