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June 1st, 2009
Perry appoints student to Texas State regents


Gov. Rick Perry appointed Texas State student William Clayton Patterson today to the Texas State Board of Regents.

Patterson is one of 10 student regents Perry appointed to their respective university system Boards of Regents. Perry also appointed one student representative to serve on the Higher Education Coordinating Board. All the terms expire on May 31, 2010.

Patterson is a junior from Richardson majoring in international business at Texas State. He is a former U.S. Marine. During his service, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

Patterson is president and founder of the Texas State University Veteran’s Alliance, a member of Phi Delta Theta, the Texas State University Student Foundation and Ducks Unlimited. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Patterson replaces Nicole Lozano of Huntsville.

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