Lindsey Shelley Appointed Student Regent for 2016-2017

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Lindsey Shelley to serve as the Midwestern State University Student Regent for a one-year term effective June 1, 2016. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing in the family nurse practitioner program.

Shelley, who earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from MSU in 2013, works in the emergency department at United Regional and is a member of the Texas Nurses Association and American Nurses Association. She was recently inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the honors nursing society at MSU. During her undergraduate career at MSU, Shelley was a member of the cross country team in which she served as team captain her senior year. She also served the university as a student ambassador, admissions tour guide, peer counselor, and was a member of the Student Nursing Association.

Shelley has served as volunteer for Baby Boutique, Interfaith Ministries, Hotter'N Hell Hundred, and the Child Life program at Cook Children's Hospital.

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

At MSU, the student regent represents all students, both undergraduates and graduates, for a one-year term on the 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.

Shelley will replace MSU student Megan Piehler whose term expires on May 31.