Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the University of Houston System Board of Regents for terms to expire Aug. 31, 2019.
Durga D. Agrawal of Houston is president and CEO of Piping Technology and Products, and director of the Agrawal Association of America. He is a member of the National and Texas societies of Professional Engineers, University of Houston Department of Industrial Engineering Advisory, Alumni and Cullen College of Engineering Leadership boards, and the India Cultural Community and Industry Trade Advisory Committee. He is also a past member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a member of the board of advisors and past president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, board member of Friedman Industries, and a member and past president of India House Houston. Agrawal received a bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi College of Engineering in India and a master's and doctorate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston.
Two other members are Paula Mendoza of Houston (president and CEO of Possible Missions) and Peter Taaffe of Austin (an attorney with the Buzbee Law Firm).