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Governor Abbott Appoints University Student Regents and Student Representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

By June 1, 2021April 13th, 2022Media Releases

June 1, 2021, Austin, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms set to expire on May 31, 2022. Additionally, the Governor appointed the student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term set to expire on May 31, 2022.

Midwestern State University

Amanda Threlkeld of Wichita Falls is pursuing a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Midwestern State University.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Spencer Coffey of Highland Village is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Texas A&M University System

Mati Rigsby of Gainesville is studying epidemiology at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Texas Southern University

Aaliyah Fleming of Houston is a student at Texas Southern University, where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in political science.

Texas State University System

Camile Settegast of Horseshoe Bay is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Marketing from Texas State University.

Texas Tech University System

Keaghan Holt of Seguin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in health science professions from Angelo State University.

Texas Woman’s University

Brookelyn Bush of Corinth is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate of Family Studies.

University of Houston System

Derek Delgado of Pasadena is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.

University of North Texas System

Jessica Armstead of DeSoto is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business and Child Development & Family Studies from the University of North Texas at Dallas.

University of Texas System

Thuy “Mimi” Nguyen of Seguin is a student at The University of Texas School of Law.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Matthew Smith of Copperas Cove is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University.

The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is to serve as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader. The agency works to support the state’s higher education goals, found in Texas’ strategic plan for higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas. THECB can be found online at

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