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NMSI CEO Appointed to University of Texas Board of Regents

We are pleased to share that this morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed NMSI CEO Sara Martinez Tucker as one of two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
 
The Board of Regents is composed of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms for Regents are scheduled for six years each. Tucker is one of two new appointments made by Abbott that will be effective February 1, 2015.
 
“My time at NMSI has reinforced by long-held belief that all students are deserving of strong teachers and rigorous curricula and has heightened my commitment to ensuring that all parties have STEM education top of mind as they discuss the future of education,” said Tucker. “If confirmed, it will be an honor to represent NMSI as I work with fellow regents to advance the goals of access, academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and public service to the state of Texas.”
 
Ms. Tucker is a proud alumna of the UT system, having received a bachelor’s degree and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. As CEO of NMSI, and previously as undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Education and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, she has demonstrated her tireless commitment to improving educational opportunities and outcomes among our nation’s students. Her business acumen and educational leadership and advocacy will be a great asset to the UT System and the NMSI family is proud to congratulate her on this appointment.