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Nolan Perez to join UT System Board of Regents

March 11, 2019 GMT

HARLINGEN — Dr. Nolan Perez, Harlingen CISD school board vice-president, was among four newly-appointed members to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced Thursday.

His term is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2021, pending confirmation by the state Senate.

“I’m deeply honored that Gov. Abbott appointed me to the UT System Board of Regents,” Perez expressed in a written statement. “If confirmed by the Senate, I can’t wait to begin serving with Chancellor Milliken and this amazing board.”

Perez, who has a medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin, is CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants of South Texas.

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After medical school, Perez served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corps officer, receiving the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals.

He was elected to the HCISD School Board in 2010 and serves on a variety of boards and committees, including the University of Texas Foundation, the Lone Star National Bank Board, Sen. John Cornyn’s Service Academy Nominations Board and the FIRST in Texas Foundation.

Since 2015, Perez has also served as a member of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents and became board chair in 2017.

Perez will join the UT System Board of Regents along with Dallas attorney Christina Melton Crain, Director of Business Development for Transwestern Jodie Lee Jiles of Houston and Chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners Kelcy Warren of Dallas.

“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,” Perez stated. “I’m proud to be from the RGV and excited to continue my service for this great state on the UT Board of Regents.”