Incredible Leadership & Professional Development Opportunities Available

Students interested in an incredible leadership opportunity that will afford you the opportunity to network with state leaders and enhance your resume, please read and respond accordingly to the job opportunities listed below.

Non-Voting Student Regent for the TSU Board of Regents

The Student Regent position is a non-voting participant on the Board of Regents representing all the students of Texas Southern University. The Student Regent serves a one-year term commencing June 1 and ending May 31. The Student Regent is appointed by the Governor and has 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. Hence, the position affords you the opportunity to wield influence upon policies and decisions that directly affect the quality of life for the entire Texas Southern University community.

The Student Regent also represents the interests of the students, the university, and the State of Texas by taking advantage of the opportunity to serve on special commissions, task forces, and committees during the term. Moreover, participation in the regent activities, including orientation sessions conducted by the Office of the Governor and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, provides even more opportunities to work with state-level leaders as a respected colleague.

To qualify, an individual must be enrolled and in good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student at Texas Southern University, possess a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and maintain this minimum performance level throughout his/her term. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the State of Texas and who have a general knowledge of the functions of the Board of Regents. 

Non-Voting Student Representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the state’s major policy board for all higher education, is recruiting for the appointment of a Non-Voting Student Representative to the Board. The position’s term begins June 1 and ends May 31. The student representative must commit to fulfilling all board-related responsibilities during their term of service, including attendance at no less than 3 of the 4 quarterly board meetings. The student representative enjoys the same rights as a regularly appointed board member, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official board business. The student representative serves without compensation, however, shall be reimbursed by the Coordinating Board for expenses incurred during official board business.

Application Process

To apply for the TSU Student Regent and/or Coordinating Board Non-Voting Student Representative position, download the application and submit it to Sterling Student Center, Room 218. The Office of Student Life & Engagement must receive completed applications by 5:00 p.m. January 19th.

Students must complete the Texas Southern University Application and The State of Texas Applications:

For questions, contact Yvette Barker, Interim AVP Student Life and Engagement, Sterling Student Center, Suite 218.