The Board of Regents, the governing body for The University of Texas System, is composed of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms for Regents are scheduled for six years each and staggered so that three members' terms will usually expire on February 1 in odd-numbered years. In addition, the Governor appoints a Student Regent for a one-year term that expires on May 31.
Throughout the more than 100-year history of The U. T. System, the Board has been composed of dedicated and distinguished Texans who have been strong advocates of excellence in academic programs, scientific inquiry, and responsible public service.
Paul L. Foster, Chairman
Wm. Eugene Powell, Vice Chairman
R. Steven Hicks, Vice Chairman
Francie A. Frederick, General Counsel to the Board of Regents
Student Regent with term to expire May 31, 2014
Nash M. Horne
Members with term set to expire February 1, 2015
R. Steven Hicks
Wm. Eugene Powell
Robert L. Stillwell
Members with term set to expire February 1, 2017
Alex M. Cranberg
Wallace L. Hall, Jr.
Members with term set to expire February 1, 2019
Paul L. Foster
Jeffrey D. Hildebrand
Each Regent's term expires when a successor has been appointed, qualified, and taken the oath of office. The Student Regent serves a one-year term.