Gov. Perry Appoints University of Houston Law Students to Higher Ed Positions

Goodwin named student regent, Lewis appointed as student representative on coordinating board

University of Houston (UH) student Tamara Goodwin is among 10 students appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as student regents to their respective university systems. Perry also appointed UH student Charles E. "Trey" Lewis III as the student representative to serve on the Higher Education Coordinating Board.M

Both Goodwin and Lewis are Houston residents and attend the Law Center at the University of Houston. Their terms expire May 31, 2009.

Goodwin is a student member of the American Bar Association and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Goodwin received a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is pursuing a law degree and master's degree in accountancy from the University of Houston. As a student regent, she replaces Christopher Sharpe, a student at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Lewis is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Political Science Honor Society. He also is a mentor at Mathews Elementary School. Lewis received a bachelor's degree in government from The University of Texas at Austin.

In 2005, Perry signed legislation directing each public university board of regents to include one non-voting student member. In 2007, the governor signed legislation creating a student representative position on the Coordinating Board.

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