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Gov. Perry appoints Sarah Adams of Whitehouse as TWU’s new student regent


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DENTON — Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Sarah Adams of Whitehouse as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s University. She will serve a one-year term expiring May 31, 2011.

“I join the board in welcoming Sarah as our new student regent,” said Harry L. Crumpacker II, Chair and Presiding Officer of the TWU Board of Regents. “I know that she will serve TWU students’ needs well and do an excellent job representing her peers.”

Ms. Adams, 21, is a senior biology and chemistry major at the TWU Denton campus. She holds numerous leadership positions at TWU, including serving as vice president of the TWU Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, past president of the TWU Honors Scholars Athenian Honor Society, member of the TWU Leadership Institute and the TWU Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences with the TWU Student Government Association.

“Whether they are a transfer student, a graduate student or an older student with children, I plan to be the voice for all TWU students,” Ms. Adams said. “I want students to know I am listening, that I am approachable and that I will take their opinions and concerns to the board.”

Ms. Adams will attend her first board meeting as the TWU student regent on June 4 at TWU’s Dallas-Presbyterian campus. She is replacing TWU student regent Rae Lynn McFarlin of Bonham.

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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