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Governor Announces New Student Regent

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman appointed University of Utah student, Ali Hasnain, as the student regent to the State Board of Regents. The student regent serves a one-year term and is a voting member of the board. Hasnain will serve on the board from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007, replacing Gaby Kingery.

Hasnain was student body president for the University of Utah and president of the Utah Student Association from 2005-2006. He expects to graduate from the University of Utah with a B.S. in political science and economics in 2007.

"Ali will be very effective in combining his insight as a student and his experience in government to voice the opinions and concerns of his peers in our higher education system," said Governor Huntsman. "We appreciate his willingness to serve."

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