Upon the recommendations of the president of Lamar University and of the chancellor of the Texas State University System, Governor Rick Perry appointed Andrew Greenberg to a one-year term on the Board of Regents in 2012. A native of Rockwall, Texas, Andrew is an alumnus of Lamar University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a second Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Greenberg is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration.
During his time at Lamar, Greenberg served as President of the Student Body, advocating for the students on issues ranging from planning events like homecoming, to resolving issues going on around campus. Greenberg served on the security committee, providing advice to the Lamar police and administration on how best to secure student’s safety, while ensuring a comfortable and authentic college experience. Greenberg also helped create and co-chair Lamar’s first multi-cultural affairs committee, enabling international students to better integrate into the Lamar community.
Greenberg focused on student involvement and tripled this year’s homecoming turnout and revamped Big Red Mania (a spring spirit tradition) from a one day event, to a three day, multi-phased celebration. Greenberg also worked with the student senate to cut the student government budget to lead-by-example and help educate the student body on current economic problems. With residual funds, Greenberg and the student senate gave back to struggling student organizations and departments to ensure every student could receive the maximum college experience. Greenberg also led the charge to obtain a new student center. The Student Government Association put a student referendum before the students and it passed with overwhelming support. This new student center will replace the old one, giving Lamar a face lift and attracting a wider range of students.
Greenberg also served as President of the College Republicans of Lamar University for two years, working with the community to raise money to send thirteen students to Washington, D.C. for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). On his first trip to D.C., Greenberg met with his hometown United States Congressman, Ralph Hall, and served an internship in his D.C. office the following fall semester. Greenberg served as a Lamar Ambassador, building relationships between students and Lamar donors, supporters, guests, and alumni. Greenberg also greatly enjoyed serving as a moderator in the Jack Brooks conference at Lamar, moderating many hot-issue debates between Lamar faculty and public leaders.
Greenberg was the recipient of the Irving O. Dawson Political Science Scholarship (2011/2012), the Outstanding Junior Award in the Communication Department (2010/2011), and served as a Community Leader in the Lamar dormitories (2009-2011). When not working on school, Greenberg likes to play racquetball, study piano (11 year student), and get involved with local political activities.