Thursday, April 21, 2011
Gov. Perry Appoints Student Regent for Texas Tech University System
MD/MBA candidate Jill Fadal will represent Texas Tech University System students for the 2011-2012 school year.
Written by Dailey Fuller
Fadal is an active student within TTUHSC and currently serves as president-elect of the Orthopedics Club.
Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Jill Fadal as the Texas Tech University System student regent.
Fadal, a dual degree student in the joint MD/MBA program between Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, becomes the sixth student to serve on the Board of Regents. Her one-year term begins June 1.
“Jill was an excellent undergraduate student at Texas Tech, and we welcome her to the board,” Chancellor Kent Hance said. “As students remain our first priority, having a student regent is vital to our continued success, and I am confident she will do an outstanding job representing our three universities.”
Fadal, a native of Austin, received her bachelor’s degree in general studies from Texas Tech University in 2009 where she was heavily involved in many student organizations and activities on campus including Phi Beta Kappa and President’s Select.
“It was my pleasure to get to know Jill when she was a member of President’s Select,” said Guy Bailey, Texas Tech president. “She is smart, mature and energetic and will be a superb regent.”
Fadal is currently the president-elect of the Orthopedics Club and serves as vice president of the Texas Tech MD/MBA Association.
By law, the student regent rotates between Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University and serves a one-year term. Fadal replaces Jeff Harris, the first student from Angelo State to serve on the Board of Regents, who was appointed in 2010.
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