A Texas A&M University – Kingsville (AMK) student is one of 11 students to be appointed student regent to the Texas A&M University System by Texas governor Rick Perry
Accounting major John “Quinten” Womack, 20, from Mission will represent the 11 universities serviced by A&M Systems (TAMUS), including Texas A&M University at College Station. He replaces outgoing student regent Fernando Trevino Jr. of Del Rio.
Womack will be working closely with TAMUS administrators, including chancellor John Sharp, and student leaders from other schools in the university system.
“I will be traveling all across Texas next school year,” Womack said. “I plan on visiting every TAMUS campus in the state so that I can honestly say I represent the whole student population in the Texas A&M University system.”
Womack said he is working with his advisor and professors in order to create a schedule that will allow the flexibility he needs to be able to attend board meetings and events at other institutions.
As a student regent, Womack, along with other student regents appointed by Perry, will be the voice of university students from throughout the state. Womack’s role will be a vital one because he will be responsible for keeping the Board of Regents informed of students’ perspectives, viewpoints that he will obtain while going from university to university meeting students on every campus.
“I look forward most to meeting students and administrators at every system school,” Womack said.
“While the traveling looks extensive, every mile of it is going to be worth my time. I’ll get to meet students from all corners of the state and see parts of Texas I have not had the pleasure to.”
Womack is the current president of the Honors College Student Council and also sits as the Senator of the College of Business Administration on the SGA.
He, along with Rian Scarborogh, represented AMK on the TAMUS Chancellor’s Student Advisory Committee this spring.
He is the youngest son of John and Jeanette Womack, both AMK/A&I alumni.
Womack’s older brothers are also AMK graduates.