Gov. Perry Appoints Student Regent for Texas Tech University System

Kyle Miller to represent Texas Tech University System students for the 2009-2010 school year.

Gov. Rick Perry with new Texas Tech University student regent Kyle Miller.

Kyle Miller graduated from Texas Tech in 2007 and is currently a student in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Rawls College of Business.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appointed Kyle Miller on May 29 as the Texas Tech University System student regent.

Miller, a second-year medical student who also is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration, is the second student from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to serve on the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. The Plainview native earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Texas Tech in 2007.

“I am extremely honored to be selected to serve as the student regent,” Miller said. “I am very excited about representing the students of all three of our institutions and being their voice on the board.”

“We look forward to having Kyle join us on the board,” said Larry Anders, chairman of the Board of Regents. “Our experience has been that student regents lend a unique perspective to the issues that come before the board.”

“Students are our first priority at Texas Tech,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Having a student regent gives our students a voice in the decision making process. I look forward to working with Kyle.”

By law, the student regent rotates between Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University and serves a one-year term. Miller replaces Texas Tech University law student Kelli Stumbo, who was appointed in 2008.