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Laredo’s Texas A&M University System Student Regent to Reflect on Historic Term Thursday Posted: 4/25/17

Laredo’s Texas A&M University System Student Regent to Reflect on Historic Term Thursday

 

Student Regent Martinez
Stephanie Martínez, Student Regent, is completing her historic term.  

COLLEGE STATION, Texas –  Stephanie Martínez, the first Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) student and first female Hispanic student ever to serve as the Texas A&M University System’s Student Regent, on Thursday will participate in the final regular meeting of her term on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. 

Shortly after the board convenes in open session at 1:30 p.m., Student Regent Martínez  is scheduled to provide public remarks reflecting on her experiences during her historic term, the state of the student body in the A&M System, the effectiveness of the Student Regent position, and other topics.

The meeting may be viewed live at https://www.tamus.edu/regents/live-streams/

A copy of the full meeting agenda can be found at https://www.tamus.edu/regents/meetingmaterials/regular/

Martínez’s term officially expires on May 31, 2017. She was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in May 2016, and began her duties on June 1 of that year. 

A first generation college student, Martínez  is currently pursuing her master’s degree in communication at TAMIU, where she also completed her undergraduate degree.

About The Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the State’s economy.