Appointment of Janiece Longoria to the UT System Board of Regents

AUSTIN – H. Scott Caven, Jr., chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, issued the following statement today (Feb. 1) regarding the appointment of Janiece Longoria of Houston to the UT System Board of Regents. The appointment was announced earlier today by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Statement from Chairman Caven:

“Governor Perry’s appointment of Janiece Longoria to the UT System Board of Regents is great news for all of us in the UT System family,” Regents’ Chairman H. Scott Caven, Jr., said. “Ms. Longoria’s vast experience on numerous civic boards and charitable organizations will serve us well, and I, along with rest of the board, look forward to working with her as we continue to advance higher education excellence in the state.”

Longoria, who was raised in the Rio Grande Valley town of Pharr and is an alumnus of UT Austin and its law school, will attend her first meeting as a regent when the Board has its next regular meeting, set for Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 6-7) at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg.

Longoria succeeds Regent Robert A. Estrada of Fort Worth. The appointment expires in 2011 and is subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate.