COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Ervin Bryant of Spring has been appointed the next student regent for The Texas A&M University System by Governor Greg Abbott. He replaces the outgoing student regent, Stephen F. Shuchart of Houston.

Bryant is the first student regent ever appointed from Prairie View A&M University, where he is a third-year student in the university’s Honors Program majoring in history with a minor in political science. A very active member of the Prairie View community, Bryant is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, the Blackstone Pre-Law Society, and Student Government. He is also the president of the Prairie View A&M Debate Team and the founder of The Panther Party Community Service Group.

His term as student regent will expire May 31, 2019.

“The Board welcomes Mr. Bryant and congratulates this outstanding young man on his historic appointment. As our first student regent from Prairie View A&M, we look forward to his contributions to our Board and his service to our System,” said Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “We also wish to thank Mr. Stephen Shuchart for his outstanding service and wish him well in his legal studies.”

“I thank Governor Abbott for his inspired selection,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “The appointment of a student regent from Prairie View A&M is long overdue. I look forward to working with Mr. Bryant in his important new role as the A&M System continues to build on its current momentum.”

Governor Abbott announced Bryant’s appointment on June 5, 2018 along with nine other student regents to their respective public universities and university systems around the state, as well as a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

About The Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.7 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 152,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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