New Student Regent Appointment

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020

student regent

Senior Political Science major Joseph Johnson has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the new Student Regent for Texas Southern University. Johnson, who is from Sugar Land, Texas, will serve a one-year term beginning June 10, 2020. He replaces outgoing Student Regent Ashley Johnson.

“It's very challenging to be in celebratory spirits when the overwhelming social and political injustices faced by black individuals worldwide are still issues in need of resolving,” said Johnson, “It is imperative now more than ever that we remain resilient and work together to create a more equitable future.”

During his tenure as Student Regent, Johnson hopes to lead by example in enhancing the academic culture for students. “As a proud student of Texas Southern University, an institution bounded together by core beliefs of educating, serving, and empowering the black community, I plan on upholding those same values during my term as Regent,” said Johnson. He believes it is everyone’s responsibility to advocate for the sanctity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation.

“HBCUs are reminders that together, we have the power to improve our quality of life by sculpting and preparing our future leaders to become the changes we want to see,” said Johnson.

Category: Alumni, Faculty & Staff, News Media, Students

Press Contact

Office of Marketing & Communications

Last updated: 06/16/2020