One of the three regents recently appointed to the University of Texas System Board of Regents is a former president of the State Bar of Texas. David Beck, a senior partner in Beck Redden in Houston, was named a regent on Thursday by Gov. Greg Abbott. The well-known trial lawyer led the State Bar from 1995 to 1996. A biography of Beck is available on the State Bar’s website.

Joining Beck as a newly appointed regent is Sara Martinez Tucker, the CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative based in Dallas. R. Steven Hicks, owner and executive chairman of the private investment firm Capstar Partners, was appointed as a regent in 2009 and 2011 by former Gov. Rick Perry and reappointed by Gov. Abbott this week.