Regent Profiles

BRINT RYAN
Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents

Brint Ryan was first appointed to the UNTS Board of Regents in August 2009 and has served as the Board’s Chairman since 2013. His term expires in May 2021. Regent Ryan of Dallas is chairman and CEO of Ryan, LLC. He is a board member of Texas Taxpayers and Research Association and member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Association of Business Executive Committee. 

MARY DENNY
Mary Denny was appointed to the Board in June of 2018. Regent Denny is owner/operator of ranching and rental property in Denton County, and is the former state representative of House District 63 of Denton County. While she was a representative, she served as chairman of the House Committee on Elections and as a member of the House Select Committee on Ethics. She is a member of the Texas Farm Bureau and a former member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, National Association of State Legislators, and the Southern Legislative Conference. Regent Denny received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of North Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

 

MILTON B. LEE
Milton Lee was appointed to the Board in May 2013 and his term expires in May 2017. Regent Lee is a registered professional engineer and recently retired as the CEO of CPS Energy, a municipally owned electric and gas company serving San Antonio. Regent Lee has held a number of prominent positions in the electric utility industry, including serving on the ERCOT Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee and the Texas Public Power and Large Public Power Associations. 

 

A.K. MAGO
A.K. Mago of Dallas was appointed to the Board in November of 2015 and his term expires in May 2021. Regent Mago is chairman and CEO of Mago and Associates, Inc. He is the founding chairman of Greater Dallas Indo American Chamber, now known as the US-INDIA Chamber. In 2014 Regent Mago was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India for his services to trade and industry.

CARLOS MUNGUIA
Carlos Munguia of Dallas was appointed to the Board in June of 2018. Regent Munguia is president of the Dallas Region for Amegy Bank. He is a board member and former chairman of the University of North Texas College of Business Advisory Board, a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, and a graduate of Leadership Dallas and the Leadership Arts Institute. Munguia received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of North Texas and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

 

RUSTY REID
Rusty Reid was appointed to the Board in July 2013 and his term expires in May 2019. A UNT alum, Regent Reid is President and CEO of Higginbotham and Associates in Fort Worth. A Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Regent Reid has served as the Chairman of the Fort Worth Young Presidents' Organization.

 

GWYN SHEA
Gwyn Shea was reappointed to the Board in July 2013 and her term expires in May 2019. Regent Shea served as Texas’ secretary of state — the top elections official in the state — from 2002 to 2003. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1982, she represented the Irving area for the 10 years as a State legislator. 

 

B. GLEN WHITLEY
Glen Whitley was appointed to the Board in July 2013 and his term expires in May 2019. Regent Whitley has been the Tarrant County Judge since 2006 and a member of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court since 1996. He is co-founder of Whitley Penn CPAs and Professional Consultants. Regent Whitley served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

 

LAURA WRIGHT
Vice Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents

Laura Wright was appointed to the Board in November of 2015 and her term expires in May 2021. Regent Wright retired after 25 years with Southwest Airlines Co., the last eight of which she served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance. A UNT alum, she currently works as a strategic and financial consultant with GSB Advisory, L.L.C. 

AMANDA PAJARES
Amanda Pajares was appointed by Governor Abbott to the UNT System Board of Regents as a student Regent in June 2018. Ms. Pajares is a student at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law.