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Gov. Perry appoints Scarlett Pope of Grapevine as TWU’s new student regent


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AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has announced his appointment of Scarlett Pope of Grapevine as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s University. She will serve a one-year term expiring May 31, 2009.

“I join the board in welcoming Scarlett as our new student regent,” TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart said. “I know that she will serve our students’ needs well and do an excellent job representing her peers.”

Ms. Pope, 22, transferred to TWU from Tarrant County College in spring 2007 and is a junior nursing major at the TWU Denton campus. She is amember of the TWU Leadership Institute, president of the TWU student organization Face AIDS, program coordinator for Campus Representatives Encouraging Wellness (CREW) and a member of the TWU Student Health Advisory Committee. She will be a student orientation leader during summer 2008 and served as the opinion editor for the TWU student newspaper The Lasso during the 2007-2008 school year. She also volunteers with Catholic Refugee Services in Dallas.

“I look forward to sharing my ideas with the regents and being the student voice on the board,” Ms. Pope said. “I plan to meet with individuals and groups at all TWU campuses to encourage students to be a part of the process.”

Ms. Pope replaces former student regent Christianne Kellet of Arlington, whose term expired this month. Ms. Pope will attend her first board meeting as the TWU student regent on June 6 at TWU’s Dallas-Presbyterian campus.

In 2005, Gov. Perry signed legislation mandating that each public university board of regents include one student member. Student regents 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.



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