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Gov. Perry appoints Rae Lynn McFarlin of Bonham as TWU’s new student regent


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AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has announced his appointment of Rae Lynn McFarlin of Bonham as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s University. She will serve a one-year term expiring May 31, 2010.

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

Ms. McFarlin, 21, is a senior mathematics and chemistry major at the TWU Denton campus. She is a tutor and student assistant in the TWU Science Learning Resource Center and for the TWU Math and Computer Science Department. She also is past president and current vice president of the TWU chapter of the national mathematics honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon, a member of the TWU Honors Scholar Program, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the TWU Leadership Institute. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM (Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship and the Harlan C. Miller Memorial Scholarship for math majors.

“As the student voice on the board, I hope to build on my predecessors’ legacy of making the student regent more visible on all campuses,” Ms. McFarlin said. “I want to create new ways to interact with students, so that they know more about the Board of Regents and how the board’s decisions affect them. I also look forward to letting the regents know the wonderful things that TWU students are doing.”

Ms. McFarlin replaces former student regent Scarlett Pope of Grapevine, whose term expired last month. She will attend her first board meeting as the TWU student regent on June 5 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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