Peter K. Taaffe
Vice Chairman, UH System Board of Regents
Attorney The Buzbee Law Firm
Peter Taaffe was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2013 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2019. For fiscal year 2017-2018, he will serve as chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, vice chair of the Finance and Administration Committee, a member of the Academic and Student Success Committee, and vice chair of the Executive and Compensation Committee.
Taaffe is Of Counsel with the Buzbee Law Firm. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, board member of the University of Houston Center for U.S. and Mexican Law Advisory Board, and a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He is a past member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College and the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, a past board member of the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association, and a founder and past president of the University of Texas Phi Gamma Delta Alumni Advisory Board. He is also a former volunteer for Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the Westlake Youth Basketball Association.
Taaffe received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from the UH Law Center. He has also completed 40 hour mediation training at the University of Houston Law Center.