John Fields, a third-year University of Houston Law Center student, will represent the nearly 74,000 students of the University of Houston System as the newly appointed student regent of the UHS Board of Regents. Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed the native Houstonian to serve a one-year term which starts June 1 and runs through May 31, 2020.
The UH System is truly a family affair for Fields, who is one of seven siblings. His sisters, wife and in-laws are graduates of UHS universities, and Fields just completed his sixth year at UH.
“I have a really good working knowledge of the university and how it operates both from a student perspective and from working for the university in the general counsel’s office,” Fields said. “I’d like to think I work really well with people. So, an opportunity to spend a year working with the people across the system and bringing ideas together is something I will really enjoy doing.”
Fields is currently student president of the of the Federalist Society at UH and a member of the UHLC’s Mock Trial Team. In 2017, he earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting and management from the C.T. Bauer College of Business and the Honors College. During his time as an undergraduate, Fields got the opportunity to spend a semester as an intern at the United States Supreme Court through the Bauer in D.C. Fellowship program. That experience solidified his passion for law.
Fields succeeds outgoing student regent Andrew Teoh, who graduated this month with degrees in accounting and finance from the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
There are 10 members on the UH System Board of Regents, including the student regent. Together they oversee the four UHS universities and ensure each institution is fulfilling its commitment to the communities they serve.