Education has been called the most powerful weapon in the world – and its army of advocates has always included students and alumni of the Law Center.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently named Law Center student Charles E. “Trey” Lewis III to serve as the student representative on the Higher Education Coordinating Board. This state agency oversees all public post-secondary education in Texas, and determines which Texas public four-year universities are permitted to start or continue degree programs.
The governor also appointed Law Center student Tamara K. Goodwin to the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System. Tamara, who is working toward both a J.D. and an M.S. in accountancy from the UH Bauer College of Business, is the second Law Center student to serve in this important capacity. (Robert B. Johnson ’07 completed his one-year student term on the Board of Regents last year, and now serves as the Associate Director for the Center for Consumer Law at the Law Center.)
Tamara joins a Board of Regents with strong connections to the Law Center. Lynden B. Rose ’89 has served as a Regent since 2004, and Gov. Perry’s newest appointments to the 10-member board include Law Center alumni Nelda Blair ’82, Jacob Monty ’93 and Carroll Robertson Ray ’02.
The strength of a law school is manifest in the achievements of its students and faculty – and the seven Law Center people cited here deserve recognition for their dedication and success. We all are working toward an important cause: improving higher education for current and future students.