Sul Ross State University student Anna Sandoval, El Paso, has been appointed as student regent to the Texas State University Board of Regents.
    Governor Rick Perry appointed Sandoval and nine other student regents to their respective university systems on Tuesday (April 22). He also appointed a student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. All will serve one-year terms, effective June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.
    Sandoval, a senior majoring in Education, is the first Sul Ross student to be named to the position.
    “ I currently have a position (Student Advisory Board chair) where I present to the regents on issues that our system faces as a whole,” Sandoval said. “As student regent I will be on the other side of things. This will help me to better understand higher education policies and in turn, I can better help respective student governments and student bodies to work toward productive change in a timely fashion on their campuses.”
    She expressed her appreciation for support received in the application process. “The process is very competitive and I had a lot of help from several faculty and staff members when it came to reviewing my application, letters of recommendation and much more. I couldn't be more appreciative of all of the assistance I had from Sul Ross,” she said.
    “ I am looking forward to this upcoming year, representing the 80,000 students in our system, eight different universities and ultimately Sul Ross.”
    Sandoval has been active across the campus since enrolling at Sul Ross. She presently serves as president of the Student Government Association, is a member of the Presidential Search Committee, serves as Student Advisory Board chair and is a student Ambassador. She is the Alpha Chi secretary, Kappa Delta Pi president and Honors Club president. She has received a number of leadership awards and has been named to the Dean’s List each semester.
    Dr. Quint Thurman, Sul Ross interim President, said, “We are very proud of Anna’s appointment. She is extremely capable and we are confident that she will well represent all of the students of the Texas State University System.”

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