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Governor Perry Nominates Three to A&M System Regents

Two Aggies and a UT graduate are Governor Perry’s nominees for three openings on the A&M System Board of Regents.

One of the nominees is a current member. Morris Foster of Austin, class of 1965, is also a former chairman.

Two other members are leaving the board, current chairman Richard Box of Austin and Jim Wilson of Houston.

Taking their places, subject to Senate confirmation, are Tony Buzbee of Friendswood, A&M class of 1990, and Charles Schwartz of Houston, whose degrees are from Texas and Harvard.

They would serve through February of 2019.

News release courtesy of Governor Perry’s office:

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2019.

Tony Buzbee of Friendswood is an attorney in private practice, and a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and a board member of the Boy Scouts of America Bay Area Council, Jesse Tree and Hometown Bank Board of Directors. He is also past director of the Houston Law Alumni Foundation, and a past member of the Texas A&M University at Galveston Board of Visitors. Buzbee served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Morris Foster of Austin is a retired president of ExxonMobil Production Co. and current board chairman of the Stagecoach Inn and Mill Creek Gulf Club. He has served as a member of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents since his appointment in 2007, and was chairman of the board from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers and Texas Oil and Gas Association, and a board member of the Scott and White Medical Institute, United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, Greater Houston Partnership, First State Bank of Temple, and The University of Texas Investment Management Corporation. Foster received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and was inducted into the Texas A&M University Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 1993. He is reappointed to the board.

Charles Schwartz of Houston is partner and office leader of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, American Law Institute and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, a sustaining life fellow of the Texas and Houston Bar foundations, and a life patron fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is also a board member of the Center for American and International Law and the Blinn College Foundation, and past chairman of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Schwartz received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in government and a law degree from The University of Texas, and a master of laws degree from Harvard University.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Posted by on Mar 15 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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