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Governor Abbott Appoints Sam Houston State University's Olivia Discon as Student Regent (5/10/24)

Student Regent Olivia Discon

(AUSTIN) - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Olivia J. Discon, a criminal justice major at Sam Houston State University, as student regent for the 2024-2025 term. Ms. Discon is one of eight student regents appointed to the governing boards of Texas’ public university systems and independent universities.

Ms. Discon will succeed Lamar University student Kelvin Elgar, whose one-year term on the board will expire on May 31. Student regents have the same rights and privileges as regularly appointed board members, except the right to vote or be counted toward a quorum for official board business.

The Texas State University System is the state’s first university system, with seven institutions serving more than 90,000 students from far West Texas to the Gulf Coast. Established in 1911, the mission of TSUS is to provide high-quality, affordable degree and credential programs to meet the needs of Texas’ diverse and fast-growing economy.