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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

A copy of the full meeting agenda can be found at

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.