Hunter Bollman of Katy has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as the newest student regent for The Texas A&M University System, effective today. Bollman is the fourth student to serve on the Board of Regents since the governor created the position in 2006. He replaces Anthony Cullins of Dallas.
Bollman applied for the student regent selection process last fall. Chancellor Michael D. McKinney forwarded the names of applicants to the governor, who made the final decision in announcing a total of 10 student regents to their respective positions May 29.
“Students are a vital part of the A&M System and the reason we’re here,” McKinney said. “The student regent acts as a link between the board and the students to give us valuable input and feedback. I believe Hunter has the leadership skills necessary to be a great student regent.”
Bollman is in the Mays Business School Professional Program at Texas A&M University, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance. He also is a fellow in the Fellows Program at Mays Business School and will graduate in May 2011.
He is a past member of the Texas A&M Student Government Association Executive Council, a member of Beta Upsilon Chi, Texas A&M Honor Council and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. He also is a volunteer Fish Camp counselor and attended the 2008 KPMG Fast Forward Leadership Conference.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to be selected as the next student regent for the Board of Regents,” Bollman said. “I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and eager to get to work because the challenges we face as a system are great. I look forward to visiting and working with fellow student leaders across the system campuses to gather and articulate student opinion on important issues to members of the board.”
Bollman’s term expires May 31, 2010.