To be eligible for appointment as student regent, a person must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit in the university system and be in good academic standing as determined by the institution at the time of appointment. The person must remain enrolled at the institution throughout the person's term as a student regent. For purposes of this subsection, a person is considered to be enrolled in an institution or unit for a summer term if the person was enrolled in the institution or unit for the preceding semester and:

  1. is registered or preregistered at the institution or unit for the following fall semester;
  2. if the person has not completed the person's degree program, is eligible to continue the degree program at the institution or unit in the following fall semester; or
  3. if the person completed a degree program in the preceding semester, is admitted to another degree program at the institution or unit for the following fall semester.

Also, the statute provides that: “throughout a student regent’s term, the student regent must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale.” Failure to maintain such qualifications will result in the governor declaring the position vacant and subsequently filling the position. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the State of Texas and who have a general knowledge of the functions of the Board of Regents. Student Regent applicants must have strong desire to represent all university students within their respective institution. The Student Regent serves a one-year term commencing June 1.

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