HOUSTON (May 8, 2019) – Texas Southern University Board of Regents member Hasan K. Mack, of Austin, has been announced as the new Chairman of the TSU Board of Regents. Mack, an alumnus of the University of Houston and TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in April 2018 and is serving a six-year term that concludes February 1, 2023.
“It is an honor to serve our state and the students of Texas Southern University as Chairman of the Board of Regents,” said Mack, “I am eager to work with my colleagues on the Board and with the President to provide high-quality and accessible education for current and future students and to make our institution the best among our peers.”
Regent Mack is an attorney for McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P., a firm that focuses exclusively on public finance law. Today, Regent Mack serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel for various cities, political subdivisions and state agencies in Texas.
“Our Board of Regents is united in accomplishing the university’s mission and vision, and we stand ready to allocate our resources efficiently to ensure that each is fulfilled,” he added.
Texas Southern University President, Dr. Austin A. Lane, congratulated Mack on his new leadership position. “Hasan Mack has been a vital member of our Board of Regents since his appointment, and I know he will do an incredible job representing the entire TSU community as Chairman.”
Most recently, Regent Mack served as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Intergovernmental Relations in the Office of the Texas Lieutenant Governor. Prior to working in government, he was a banker for J.P. Morgan Chase where he held his Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses, and a Texas Life and Health insurance license. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
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