For fiscal year 2013-2014, Regent Wells will serve as a member of the Academic and Student Success Committee, the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Benjamin P. Wells is currently enrolled at the University of Houston Law Center as a 3L pursuing his Juris Doctor degree. Wells participates in several law school organizations, including competing on the UHLC Moot Court Team and as a member of the Student Bar Association and Intellectual Property Student Organization. Wells also serves as an Online Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. During his law school career, he has served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Eva Guzman of the Supreme Court of Texas and as a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General’s Antitrust Section, and as a law clerk for the Lanier Law Firm.
Prior to law school, Wells had a professional background in public policy and technology. He worked for government consulting and public policy organizations in both Austin and Houston, focusing on public policy issues affecting education, healthcare, technology, and business.
Wells completed his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with Distinction and Honors in the liberal arts. Wells was involved as a leader and member of several student organizations including the student senate and the library strategic planning committee. Additionally, he earned several student leadership and academic awards. Wells also conducted field research in Suzhou, China as a Richter International Fellow.
* Wells 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.