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Gov. Perry appoints Christianne Kellett of Arlington TWU’s
new student regent
Gov. Rick Perry has announced his appointment of Christianne
Kellett of Arlington as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s
University. She will serve a one-year term expiring Feb. 1,
“I join the
board in welcoming Christianne as our new student regent,”
TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart said. “I
know that she will do an excellent job representing her peers.”
Ms. Kellett, 20,
is a senior with a dual major of government/legal studies
and business administration/marketing at the TWU Denton campus.
She is a recruiter and provides administrative support to
the Texas Woman’s University Leadership Institute. Ms.
Kellett is a member of the TWU Honors Scholar Program and
is the public relations coordinator for the TWU Student Government
Association. She serves as a court monitor for Mothers Against
Drunk Driving and as a mentor with Communities in Schools.
She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Private
School Interscholastic Association.
“I feel privileged
to represent TWU students at the Board of Regents. I hope
to draw on the experience of the first student regent to further
shape the role of what the TWU student regent will become,”
Ms. Kellett said. “I look forward to working with the
board and expressing my fellow students’ needs, interests
Ms. Kellett replaces
Rachal Salter, who served as the first TWU student regent
In 2005, Gov. Perry
signed legislation providing that each public university’s
board of regents shall include one student member. Student
regents will have the same powers and duties as the other
members of the board, with the exceptions of voting and being
counted to determine a quorum.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
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