Asit R. Shah was appointed to the UH System Board of Regents in 2014 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through May 31, 2015. For fiscal year 2013-2014, he will serve as a member of the Academic and Student Success Committee and the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee.
Shah is a student at the Honors College and C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He plans to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Minor in Energy and Sustainability through the Global Energy Management-Professional Program.
At the University of Houston, Shah is a member of the Energy Association, a co-coordinator for the Honors Advocates and has served on the Undergraduate Admissions Review Committee (2013-2014). He also co-founded Knowledge Solutions LLC, a company seeking to provide college-bound students with guidance, coaching and advice on improving their high school-college transition.
Shah is a graduate of William B. Travis High School located in Richmond, Texas.
* Shah 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.