Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Student Representative

SUBMIT APPLICATION PACKETS to Tanedra Booker, Office of the VP for Academic & Research Affairs, 7000 Fannin, Suite 1565, Houston, TX  77030 (inter-institutional address is UCT 1565). Questions can be directed to Ms. Booker at 713-500-3728 or via email at

UTHealth Houston requires all applying students to have completed one semester at UTHealth Houston.

To aid the Governor in his selections for the UT System Student Regent and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board student member, the chancellor of each university system must recommend students based on applications submitted by each president on behalf of the institution’s student government organization. The Student InterCouncil (SIC) is the institutional student government organization for UTHealth Houston. The SIC will review all applications and then make final recommendations to President Colasurdo. Each UT System institution is allowed to submit up to five applicants for both student positions.

UTHealth Houston Student Applicant Timeline:
October 11, 2022 – Call for student applications.
November 11, 2022 – UTHealth Houston deadline for submission of student applications.
December 2, 2022– SIC recommendation to UTHealth Houston President.
December 9, 2022– UTHealth Houston recommendation to UT System Office.

The Texas Governor appoints a non-voting student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for a term not to exceed one year beginning June 1 and ending May 31 of the following calendar year. THECB qualifications outlined here.

Application Packet/Student Submission Checklist:


  • When completing the application please maintain a state-wide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university.
  • Please be aware that this is a significant effort of time and commitment.

UTHealth Houston is not seeking applications for The University of Texas System Student Regent (2023-2024). We are happy to announce that The University of Texas System Student Regent (2022-2023) is our very own Neelesh C. "Neel" Mutyala!

Contact Us

Student InterCouncil
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tanedra (Nedra) Booker
SIC Advisor and Associate Director 

Yuliana Nunez
SIC Advisor and Senior Program Manager 

Meeting Dates & Times

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) will hold meetings each academic year through the months of August through May. The first meeting is held as the SIC Orientation to introduce new and returning members to the responsibilities and duties of the Student Inter Council.  If you have questions about the SIC meetings please contact the 2022-2023 SIC Vice President, Mr. Jayanta Mondal or send an email to

Meeting Location: For 2022-2023 the meeting location will be University Center Tower (UCT) room 1726.

Meeting Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 2020-2021 Meeting Dates/Minutes    2021-2022 Meeting Dates/Minutes
September 12, 2020 (Orientation)  September 18, 2021 (Orientation)
September 28, 2020  September 27, 2021
October 19, 2020  October 18, 2021
November 16, 2020  November 15, 2021
December (no planned meeting)  December (no planned meeting)
January 25, 2021  January 31, 2022
February 22, 2021   February 21, 2022
March 29, 2021  March 28, 2022
 April 19, 2021   April 18, 2022
May (no planned meeting)   May (no planned meeting)
SIC Bylaws

Student InterCouncil Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIC shall be to improve the quality of student life at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) by providing an opportunity for the voice of the student body to be expressed and for student-based solutions to be advanced in coordination with administrative policies.


Student Pulse Newsletter

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Welcome!  As Historian, my responsibilities include being Editor-in-Chief of the SIC student newsletter, Student Pulse. The Pulse is released quarterly to help develop awareness and communication among the students of all six UTHealth schools. In order to achieve this goal, the SIC needs students to send us news from your school or student organization.  Send us announcements about upcoming events, scholarship awards, fundraising opportunities, volunteering, etc. Together we can work toward a more unified UTHealth student community and support one another toward our common endeavors.

Please send your announcements and information to with a subject line of “Student Pulse Article”.


Academic Year 2020-2021              Academic Year 2021-2022             
December 2020 Student Pulse December 2021 Student Pulse
Spring 2021 Student Pulse Spring 2022 Student Pulse


Academic Year 2021-2022                     Academic Year 2022-2023                
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The Student InterCouncil publishes Student Pulse from September through May at UTHealth. The opinions expressed in Student Pulse do not necessarily represent the opinions of the UTHealth administration and are not UTHealth policy, unless specifically stated. The editors reserve the right to edit any material submitted for this publication.

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