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State of Texas
Texas Governor's Office
News Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Perry Appoints Three to University of Houston System Board of Regents

AUSTIN – Governor Rick Perry has appointed three members to the University of Houston System Board of Regents, effective Sept. 1, 2011, for terms to expire Aug. 31, 2017.

Spencer Armour III of Midland is managing partner of Armada Gas and Oil. He is a past board member and past president of the Petroleum Club of Midland, and a past board member of Patterson-UTI Energy and the Midland Country Club. He is also a past board member of the Midland North Central Little League and a volunteer 7 on 7 coach at Midland Lee High School. Armour received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.

Roger Welder of Victoria is retired CEO of J.F. Welder Heirs, and current vice chair of the First Victoria National Bank Board of Directors. He is president of the Victoria ISD Education Foundation and Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, vice chair of the Victoria College Board of Directors, board secretary of the Victoria Airport Commission, and treasurer, past board member and honorary director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation. He is a board member of the Victoria Performing Arts Center, Victoria Symphony Endowment, and Victoria Rotary Club, director of Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach, and a member of the Caron Texas Advisory Board and Texas Christian University Institute of Ranch Management Advisory Board. He is also president emeritus and a past board member of the Victoria Business and Education Coalition, and a past board member of the Victoria Economic Development Corporation, Texas A&M University College of Agriculture Development Council, and University of Houston at Victoria Presidents Advisory Council. Welder received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.

Welcome Wilson Jr. of Houston is president and CEO of GSL Welcome Group. He is a board member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Houston Realty Business Coalition, Southwest TIRZ 20, Sharpstown Management District, and Houston Food Bank. He is also immediate past president of the Kinkaid School Alumni Organization, and a past member of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. Wilson attended the University of Denver.

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