Gov. Perry Appoints Regents to Midwestern Board

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Charles J. "Jeff" Gregg, F. Lynwood Givens, and Samuel M. Sanchez to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents effective February 25, 2012. Their terms will expire in 2018.

Gregg resides in Seymour, Texas, where he is a CPA and a shareholder for Davis Kinard & Co. He is a 1977 graduate of Rider High School and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Midwestern in 1981. Gregg currently serves as the treasurer of the Seymour School Foundation and the Seymour Community Development Corporation. His former board participation includes the MSU Alumni Association and Baylor County Hospital District. He is a former chairman of the Texas Society of CPAs and former president of the Seymour Lions Club and Haskell Rotary Club.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Jeff to the Board of Regents and back to his alma mater," said President Jesse Rogers. "We look forward to working with him and reintroducing him to the university."

Gregg replaces board chair Carol Gunn whose term expired. "We will miss Carol and the commitment and insight she has bought to the board, but we are also pleased with the experience and leadership that Shawn Hessing will bring as the new chairman," said Rogers.

Givens and Sanchez were reappointments to the board. Givens, who resides in Plano, is a native of Electra, Texas, and graduated from MSU in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. He earned his master's degree and doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin. He is retired from Raytheon Company, but he teaches and consults on technology and inventions.

Sanchez resides in Fort Worth where he is employed as an attorney at Cordell & Cordell, P.C. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Texas Tech University and his Juris Doctor from Wesleyan Law School.

"I am pleased with the reappointments of Lynwood and Sam. We are grateful to them for their continued service to Midwestern State University," Rogers said.