By Christina Garza
Governor Rick Perry appointed Cresencio Davila on June 1 as Student Regent for the Texas A&M University System.
Each Texas A&M system branch president can submit up to three student representatives to be considered Student Regent. From the pool of approximately 125,000 possible applicants, only two are submitted to the Governor Rick Perry’s offices.
“I was extremely honored that someone with my background would get Student Regent” said Davila. “I had a lot of support and was overwhelmed with gratitude when I found out.”
Davila, A&M San Antonio’s former SGA president, is a member of the TAMU-SA President’s Student Advisory Council and formerly served on the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board of Executive Committee. He also was President of the Delta Beta Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Fraternity. He graduated from TAMU-SA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently pursuing his masters’ degree in business administration.
Davila was also the former director of the United Latin Ministries and was part of the founding of a private Christian school where he says he first became interested in leadership and its associated responsibilities.
“I gained the desire to improve and desire to learn more,” said Davila. “I want to take advantage of this opportunity and do all that I can to make a difference.”
Davila’s goals for this fall term are to visit each Texas A&M school twice by the end of his term and pitch a program to the A&M university system that will help high school and college students interact throughout their four years of school.
“Cresencio’s appointment iis very important since the school is just beginning,” said senior Crystal Wasiewicz. “I’m very proud to have Cresencio represent our school and I hope to see our university because he is a wonderful person and will do a great job putting us out there.”
Davila will serve and represent the students to the Board of Regents until the end of his term on May 23, 2011.
Roxanne Gonzales contributed to this report.