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Gov. Abbott appoints three to UT System Board of Regents
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert Gauntt and reappointed Vice Chairs Janiece Longoria and James C. "Rad" Weaver to The University of Texas System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2029.
Robert Gauntt of Austin is the co-founder of Capital Creek Partners. He is a trustee of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and former trustee of the Texas Teachers Retirement System. He is a member of The University of Texas (UT) Chancellor’s Council and UT McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. He is currently a board member of Little League Baseball – Williamsport PA, RBI Austin, The Contemporary Austin, and Ascend Mission Academy – Mozambique. Gauntt received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from UT Austin.
Janiece Longoria of Houston is a retired attorney. She has served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents since February 2017 and is a member of the UTIMCO Board of Directors. She is the former chair of the Port of Houston Authority. She is a co-founder of the Center for Women in Law and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center for Business, Law, and Policy at UT School of Law. She has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the President's Citation for Distinguished Service from UT, as well as the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service from UT School of Law. Longoria received a Bachelor of Arts from UT Austin and a Juris Doctor from UT School of Law.
James C. "Rad" Weaver of San Antonio is CEO and chairman of CW Interests. He has served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents since February 2017 and currently serves as the vice chairman. Previously, he was appointed by Governor Abbott as the presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority. He is a former director of the of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch and former chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Weaver received a Bachelor of Business Administration from UT Austin.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
About The University of Texas System
For nearly 140 years The University of Texas System has improved the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 13 institutions that enroll more than 244,000 students collectively, the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 68,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of undergraduate degrees in Texas and more than 60% of the state’s medical degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 10 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days each year. UT institutions are among the most innovative in the world, ranking No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation for federal research expenditures. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas – employing more than 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, and staff – and has an annual operating budget of $25.2 billion.