Student Regents Have a Voice but No Vote

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Kyle Miller combed through dozens of high-caliber resumes and sat through hours of interviews as Texas Tech University System leaders pondered a new president of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. But unlike the nine other members of the Tech Board of Regents, he didn’t get a vote when it came time to picking a person for the job.

As a student regent, Miller — like other student regents at university systems across the state — gets to do all the work that comes with being on a board that runs a billion-dollar public institution. He gets to sit ...

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