The University of Houston System Board of Regents has elected its new slate of officers for fiscal year 2018-2019.
In a special called meeting Monday, the board re-elected Tilman J. Fertitta as chair and elected, for the first time, Peter K. Taaffe as vice chair and Paula M. Mendoza as secretary.
Fertitta is serving his second six- year term on UHS Board of Regents. He was reappointed in 2015 by Gov. Greg Abbot. Taaffe and Mendoza were appointed in 2013 by former Governor Rick Perry and will serve through Aug. 31, 2019.
The Board of Regents is typically composed of nine regular members (chair, vice chair, secretary, and six members) and a student regent. Each regular member serves a six-year term. Board members include Durga D. Agrawal, Beth Madison and Gerald McElvy. In addition, Gov. Abbott appointed restaurateur Doug Brooks and businessman Jack Moore to the board last month. Both Brooks and Moore are alumni of UH. Neelesh C. Mutyala serves as student regent.
About the University of Houston System
The University of Houston System provides, through the complementary missions of its four universities, access to comprehensive higher education programs and services to the diverse community of students in the Houston metropolitan area and beyond. The UH System's research and scholarship are globally significant, nationally competitive, and serve as an engine for economic development, while its public service activities enhance the quality of life in the region.