Governor Abbott Appoints Four to University of Texas System Board of Regents
Governor Abbott today announced that he is reappointing Kevin Eltife and Nolan Perez, M.D., and appointing Stuart W. Stedman to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor will reappoint R. Steven “Steve” Hicks for a term set to expire February 1, 2023.
Kevin Eltife of Tyler is owner of Eltife Properties, Ltd. He formerly served as senator for Texas Senate District 1, as the Mayor of Tyler, and on the Tyler City Council. He is chair of the University of Texas System Board of Regents and a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. During his career in the Texas Senate, he was elected President Pro Tempore and served as chairman of the Business and Commerce Committee and Administration Committee. He also served as a member of the Senate Committees on Finance, Natural Resources, International Relations, Open Government, Redistricting, and Facilities. He is a director at Citizens 1st Bank and board member of the Tyler Police Foundation. Eltife received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Nolan Perez, M.D. of Harlingen is CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants of South Texas, PLLC. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterologic Association, and a is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents since 2019. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents from 2015 to 2019. He is a Trustee for Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, having first been elected in 2010. He also serves on the UT Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee and the Holdsworth Center Governing Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, Lone Star National Bank Board, Senator John Cornyn’s Service Academy Nominations Board and an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum. Perez received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Medical Doctorate from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. After medical school he served in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Corps Officer.
Stuart W. Stedman of Houston is President of Stedman West Interests, Inc. He is currently chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, he serves on the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Advisory Board. He is actively involved at the University of Texas at Austin: a member of UT Development Board, the Advisory Council of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas, of the Blanton Museum’s National Leadership Board, and former chairman of the Liberal Arts Advisory Council. He is also a member of the UT System’s Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. Stedman received a Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor degree, and Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Steven “Steve” Hicks of Austin is Chairman of Capstar Partners. He is Chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee and serves on the Academic Affairs Committee, Facilities Planning and Construction Committee, Health Affairs Committee, System Review and Structure Task Force, and the UTIMCO Board of Directors. He is an alternate member of the Board for Lease and former member of the Houston Land Task Force. In 2018, he was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni by the Texas Exes. Hicks Received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.