UT System Appoints New Student Regent

Kyle Kalkwarf, a medical school student at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed the University of Texas System’s new student regent. 

Kalkwarf is the 2011 class president of the School of Medicine, an executive board member of the UT System Student Advisory Council and a member of the health science center’s Dean’s Committee for the Medical School Accreditation. He also is a student member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society.

Kalkwarf served as a captain in the U.S. Army and is a first lieutenant in the Texas Army National Guard. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Kyle for his appointment to the post of student regent,” said UT System Chairman Colleen McHugh. “I am confident his academic and military background will suit him exceedingly well in this important leadership position, and that students in the UT System will benefit from his service on the Board. We look forward to working with him as we continue to chart a course for excellence at each of our 15 institutions.”

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Kalkwarf and 10 other students to higher education governing boards across the state. The one-year term for student regent runs from June 1 to May 31, 2011.

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