Jesse Brown Appointed MSU Student Regent for 2014-2015

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jesse Brown to serve as the Midwestern State University Student Regent for a one-year term effective June 1, 2014. He is currently pursuing bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and business administration.

Brown, a graduate of Alvord High School, was named the Clark Scholar and Most Outstanding Criminal Justice Student at this year's honors banquet. He also was the 2014 Greek God Pageant winner and Greek Man of the Year. He was the Sophomore Duke for Homecoming in 2013.

Brown is a two-term president and re-founding father of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity on the MSU campus. In the Golden Key Honor Society, Brown has served as treasurer and new member recognition event coordinator. He also has served on the MSU Crime Stoppers board and assisted in planning the MSU Crime Stoppers Moonlight Stampede. He has served as a head peer counselor for MSU's Spirit Days for two years. For two semesters, Brown has been a supplement instructor in history.

Brown's volunteer activities include highway clean-ups, MDA 5k, Adopt-a-Family for Christmas and door storming to help donate clothes to the Salvation Army.

Student regent is the highest appointed position of a student at Texas public institutions of higher education. The student regent is a non-voting member of the university's governing board.

The student regent represents all MSU students, both undergraduates and graduates, for a one-year term on MSU's Board of Regents. This position represents students in discussions of key issues in higher education. Although the student regent does not vote, he or she has the opportunity to have important input in decisions affecting the future of the university.

Brown will replace Shelby Davis whose term expires on May 31.