Harlingen CISD Board of Trustee Nolan E. Perez, M.D., has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join the University of Texas System Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents, the governing body for The University of Texas System, is composed of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The board is made up of dedicated and distinguished Texans who have been strong advocates of excellence in academic programs, scientific inquiry, and responsible public service.
“I’m deeply honored that Governor Abbott appointed me to the UT System Board of Regents,” said Dr. Perez. “If confirmed by the Senate, I can’t wait to begin serving with Chancellor Milliken and this amazing board. With eight academic and six health institutions, there is so much to learn and so much to do to continue to expand UT’s impact across Texas. I’m proud to be from the Rio Grande Valley and excited to continue my service for this great state on the UT System Board of Regents!”
In 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Perez to the Texas Women’s University Board of Regents. Dr. Perez is the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants of South Texas, PA in Harlingen. He is board certified in gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a clinical associate professor and education coordinator for gastroenterology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the founder of RGV Mentors, a mentorship initiative for high school students.
Dr. Perez has served as a Trustee for Harlingen CISD since 2010 and is a Past-President of the board.
“I am super proud of Dr. Perez and grateful for his service to HCISD.” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “As a champion for children, he has and will continue to leave a legacy on education in this great state.”
Other boards Dr. Perez is on includes: The University of Texas Foundation, Holdsworth Center Governing Board, UT System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, Humanities of Texas Board, Educate Texas Advisory Board, FIRST in Texas Foundation, Service Academy Nomination Board for Senator John Cornyn, The Texas Lyceum, Lone Star National Bank Board of Directors, Medical Director for Platinum Surgery Center, and is an expert panelist for the Texas Medical Board.