Gov. Rick Perry appointed three members Friday to the Texas State University System Board of Regents.
Charlie Amato of San Antonio and William F. Scott of Nederland were reappointed to the board. Vernon Reaser III of Bellaire is a newly appointed member. All appointees’ terms have a Feb. 1, 2019 end date.
The Texas State University System Board of Regents makes policy and budget decisions and is made up of nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.
Reaser is the president of Texas Teachers Alternative Certification and the Texas Educators Association, Inc., according to a press release from the office of the governor. Reaser is a former member of the Texas Association of Realtors and the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas. He is a former board member of the Victoria Crime Stoppers and a past secretary for the Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Reaser received a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Texas State. Reaser has made five contributions totaling $92,500 to Perry’s gubernatorial campaign, Texans for Rick Perry, since 2009, according to campaign finance data from the Texas Tribune.
Perry first appointed Scott on Sept. 28, 2011 to the Board of Regents. Scott graduated from Lamar University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in government, according to the Texas State University System website. He now works as the CEO, chairman and co-owner of Trans-Global Solutions, Inc., a railroad transportation company. Scott has made nine donations totaling approximately $108,586 to Texans for Rick Perry since 2004, according to the Texas Tribune.
Amato was appointed to the Board of Regents in November 2010, according to a University News Service press release. He is the cofounder and chairman of an organization that advises financial institutions on how to manage risk and increase profitability. Amato is chair of the University of the Incarnate Word Board of Trustees and vice chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council. He received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Amato has made 18 contributions since 2001 totaling $32,400 toward Texans for Rick Perry.