The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System annually recognizes one exceptional teacher from a TSUS member institution with the Regents' Teacher Award. Regents' Teachers are selected by the chancellor based on their outstanding performance as educators, contributions to the development of courses, and use of innovative teaching methods, among other criteria. In addition to a framed resolution and medallion, the Regents' Teacher receives a $3,000 cash award and the right to use the "Regents' Teacher" title for life.
Fernando Quiz, Ph.D.
Dr. Quiz is a professor of education at Sul Ross State University. Over the course of his career, he has maintained a reputation as a model classroom teacher committed to student success. He has earned consistent superior recognition on student teaching evaluations, and has developed curricula for 14 undergraduate and 16 graduate courses, all of which have became Education Department standards.
Andrew B. Preslar
Mr. Preslar is an instructor of English at Lamar State College-Orange. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, he has earned a reputation as a model classroom teacher and student advocate, earning consistently superior recognition on student, peer, and departmental teaching evaluations. He has developed a number of undergraduate courses at the college, all of which have become English department standards. Preslar is the only faculty member in the history of the college to win the coveted Piper Professor Award.