Gov. Perry Appoints Student Regent

Coby Ray

Ray is currently studying to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Coby Ray as the new Texas Tech University System student regent for 2014-2015.

Ray, a dual degree student in the joint M.D./MBA program between Texas Tech and TTUHSC, becomes the ninth student to serve on the Board of Regents. His one-year term begins June 1.

“Coby has been a proven leader during his time at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,” Chancellor Kent Hance said. “He previously earned his master’s degree from the Rawls College of Business, and I know he will do an outstanding job representing the students from each of our component institutions.”

Ray, a native of Plano, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of North Texas in 2008. He earned his MBA from Texas Tech in 2013. Ray is currently studying to become a pediatric neurosurgeon as a fourth-year medical student.

“It is a huge honor to have been appointed student regent,” Ray said. “I am excited to work alongside the Board of Regents and look forward to serving as an advocate for my fellow students throughout the Texas Tech University System.”

Ray is married to Morgan Ray, a science teacher at Heritage Middle School in the Frenship Independent School District. Morgan will receive her Master of Education from Texas Tech in May 2014. Coby and Morgan recently welcomed their first child, Cora Elizabeth, in March 2014. They reside in Lubbock, Texas.

By law, the student regent rotates among Texas Tech, TTUHSC, TTUHSC El Paso and Angelo State University and serves a one-year term. Ray replaces Joshua Heimbecker of Angelo State University who was appointed in 2013.

Related Stories

TTUHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Student Research Week

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.

TTUHSC Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Vulnerabilities in Specific Cancer Types

The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.

The Hype Around Artificial Intelligence

Richard Greenhill, DHA, FISQua, FACHE, discusses the hype and reality surrounding AI in healthcare.

Recent Stories

Health

Breastfeeding in a Formula Crisis

TTUHSC Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Christine Garner, Ph.D., R.D., says if your baby's normal brand of formula isn't available, you can swap it out for a different one.

Education

The First Patient: TTUHSC Students Gain Life-long Knowledge From Willed Body Program

The Willed Body Program has served West Texas since 1972 and is the foundation upon which the TTUHSC Institute of Anatomical Sciences is built.

Education

TTUHSC Class of 2022 Honored at Commencement Ceremonies

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recently hosted traditional commencement ceremonies for its 1,595-member Class of 2022.