Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Lindy Rydman ('72) and reappointed Laura Wright ('82, '82 M.S.) and Ashok "A.K." Mago to the UNT System Board of Regents this summer.
Rydman, co-owner of Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods, earned a bachelor's degree from UNT's music education program. Wright, who retired in 2013 after 25 years with Southwest Airlines, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in UNT's five-year accounting program. She has served on the UNT System Board of Regents since 2015, serving as chair since 2019. Mago is chair and CEO of Mago and Associates Inc. and has served as a regent since 2015.
Andy McDowall, a UNT computer science and engineering major and political science minor, is the UNT System's new student regent. As student regent, McDowall, pictured, is charged with representing the interests of students, the state of Texas and the UNT System. He will serve through May 2023 and is among eight students Abbott appointed to their respective university system boards.