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. 

 

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.

 

DONALD POTTS
Vice Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents
Donald Potts was appointed to the Board in September 2011 and his term expires in May 2017. A UNT alum, Regent Potts is founder of Capital Institutional Services and is a member of the American and New York Stock exchanges, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Dallas Security Traders Association, and Securities Investors Protection Corporation.

 

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. 

 

AL SILVA
Al Silva was reappointed to the Board in September 2011 and his term expires in May 2017. Regent Silva is COO of Labatt Food Service. He is board chair of Generation Texas, a member of Texas Cavaliers, and past chairman of Episcopal Community Services for the Diocese of West Texas and Alamo Heights Independent School District Board. He is also a past board member of Junior Achievement of San Antonio.

 

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
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. 

HALEY LEVERETT
Haley Leverett was appointed by Governor Abbott to the UNT System Board of Regents as a student Regent in June 2017 and will serve her term through May 2018. Ms. Leverett is a student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center working toward her PharmD. She is a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and has done volunteer work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As a student Regent, Ms. Leverett represents all students in the UNT System – including those at UNT, UNT Dallas and the UNT Health Science Center