KARIM A. MEIJER of Katy, Texas, was appointed to a one-year term as Student Regent on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry on May 29, 2009. Mr. Meijer, a fourth-year medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, is studying to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He was elected vice president of the class of 2010, director of Healthcare Finance Elective, and president of the Orthopaedic Student Interest Group. He also volunteers with U. T. Southwestern's United to Serve.
Mr. Meijer received a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he minored in Spanish. He played on the 2005 National Champion Longhorn Football Team.
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*Regent Meijer graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in June 2010.