JANIECE LONGORIA, Houston, Texas, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in January 2017 and was confirmed by the Texas Senate on February 7, 2017. Regent Longoria previously served on the Board from 2008 to 2011.
Regent Longoria serves on the Academic Affairs Committee; the Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management Committee; the Finance and Planning Committee; and the Health Affairs Committee. She serves on the Special Advisory Committee on the Brackenridge Tract and is also the Board of Regents’ representative to the M. D. Anderson Services Corporation Board of Directors and the Texas Medical Center Board.
She is an honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. She is also a Founder of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law.
Ms. Longoria serves on the Board of Directors of two public companies based in Houston; CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Superior Energy Services, Inc.
She has served as the Chairman of Port Houston, one of the most productive ports in the nation since she was unanimously appointed on January 8, 2013. She also chairs the Port Commission’s Audit Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and Pension and Benefits Committee. She also created the Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council to foster open communication between communities in and around the Port of Houston and the Port Commission.
Ms. Longoria has received numerous honors and recognitions for her community, industry, and board service, including the 2017 Maritime Person of the Year from the Houston Port Bureau, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Texas, the President's Citation from The University of Texas, The Outstanding Alumnus award for public service from The University of Texas School of Law, the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Board Excellence, the Female Executive of the Year Award from the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and has been recognized as a “breakthrough woman” and was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She has received other recognitions for service and philanthropy too numerous to mention.
last updated December 6, 2017