Garrett Hughey was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015 and served through May 31, 2016. For fiscal year 2015-2016, Regent Hughey served as a member of the Academic and Student Success and the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committees.
Mr. Hughey is currently an attorney at Baker Botts L.L.P. where he practices corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions
While at the University of Houston Law Center, Hughey was a member of the Order of Barons and served as an Articles Editor for the Houston Law Reveiw. During his law school career, he served as judicial intern for the Honorable Gray Miller of the Southern District of Texas and as a summer associate for Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Andrews Kurth LLP.
Hughey completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He was a member of the University of Houston track and field team, where he competed in the 400m and 4x400m relay. In 2013, Hughey earned NCAA All-American honors in track and field and was a member of the school record-breaking relay team.
*Hughey is part of a group of students appointed by the Texas Governor to serve on their respective university system governing boards. These students have the same powers and duties as regents, but do not vote or are considered part of a quorum. The first such appointees served from 2006 to 2007. Prior to this, student regents were elected by their peers.