New regents

I think all 3 are outstanding choices.

A familiar face to UH, Welcome W. Wilson, Jr., who was one of the members with a term that expired last fall, will continue influencing Texas education with his appointment by Abbott to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The other two terms being replaced belonged to Spencer Armour, III and Roger F. Welder.

Interesting on Welcome Wilson Jr being appointed to the Higher Ed board. That could be a very good thing for UH.


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Joe Gutierrez was one of three Houston businessmen appointed to UH’s board last month to serve a six-year term. He, Doug Brooks and Jack Moore replaced Spencer Armour III, Roger F. Welder and Welcome W. Wilson Jr.

UH spokesman Mike Rosen called the decision personal and said his decision does not impact meeting operations. The board will meet with eight regents instead of nine, he wrote in an email.

I agree, this could be huge. We still have to get the Coordinating Board to approve the Med School. Gov. Abbott may be a T-Sip but he is proving to be a friend of UH.

Governor Abbott Appoints Chazen To University Of Houston System Board Of Regents

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Steve Chazen, Ph.D. to the University of Houston System Board of Regents for a term set to expire on August 31, 2023.

Steve Chazen, Ph.D. of Bellaire is chairman, president, and CEO of TPG Pace Energy, and previously served as CEO of Occidental Petroleum Company. He is a director for Ecolab Inc. and Williams Companies and a former director and chairman of the American Petroleum Institute. Additionally, he is chairman of the University of Houston Capital Campaign Finance Committee, a director of the Houston Methodist Research Institute, member of the Baker Institute Board of Advisors, and a director and former chairman of the Catalina Island Conservancy. Chazen received a Bachelor of Arts in geology from Rutgers, a Master of Science in finance from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in geology from Michigan State University.