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July 12, 2005

Press Contact: Laura Castro, UT Law Communications 512-232-1229.

John D. White, ’72, Elected Chairman of the A&M System Board of Regents

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John D. White
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AUSTIN, Texas — John D. White of Houston, a 1972 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, has been elected chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. White is the managing partner in the Houston office of the Jones Walker Law Firm and is board certified in civil trial law.

White replaces Lowry Mays, who has served as chairman since 2003. White was appointed to the A&M System Board by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2003, and was elected chairman by the board’s nine-member governing board in late May. His term expires February 1, 2009.

White, a fifth generation Texas rancher and a second generation Aggie, is a 1970 graduate of Texas A&M. He is a past director in the Greater Houston Partnership, a past chairman of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and serves as chairman of the board of the Ed Rachal Foundation and director of the Texas Lyceum Association. White has been a director of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students and a member of the development council for the Corps of Cadets. He is a fellow of the American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations, and a past member of the Board of Visitors at Texas A&M at Galveston.

As a regent, White has served on the committee on finance and the committee on buildings and physical plant, and as chair of the policy review committee. He has been the board’s special liaison to the Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Texas Growth Fund Board.

For more information about White and his appointment contact Terri Parker or Ann Kellett in Communications at The Texas A&M University System at 979-458-6023 or

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