Gov. Rick Perry appointed three to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents!

Samuel Lee Bryant of Austin is the owner of Bryant Wealth Investment Group L.L.C. and is a registered representative of Maxwell, Locke and Ritter Wealth Management. Bryant formerly worked for Applied Materials as Austin Site Director, Director of Global Community Affairs-North America and Director of Human Resources. He serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Austin and on the Austin Community Foundation Board of Governors. Bryant is also an advisory board member of Communities in Schools, and member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He served in the U.S. Army and received a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University. His term expires Feb. 1, 2011.

Curtistene Smith McCowan most recently worked as a senior investigator with the Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Regional Office, where she retired in January 2005 after 32 years of service. She volunteers as president of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation, and is a board member of the DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) Education Foundation and Dodd Education and Support Inc. Additionally, McCowan is a past member and past president of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees. She also served on the Texas Education Agency Statewide Panel on Student Skills and Knowledge. McCowan received a bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. She is married to Leon R. McCowan Jr., and they have two sons and three granddaughters. Her term expires February 1, 2009.

Tracye McDaniel of Houston is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Greater Houston Partnership, and serves as a board member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. She formerly served as executive director of the Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism, and as CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation TexasOne Program. McDaniel is a board member of the Houston Greeters, the Center for Houston’s Future, and the United Way of Houston. She is also founding president of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her term expires Feb. 1, 2009.

These appointments will go into effect Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.