UT System Board of Regents Chair Sara Martinez Tucker to resign

Katie Balevic

Sara Martinez Tucker, the head of the UT System’s governing board, told two UT officials she plans to step down, according to The Texas Tribune.

Tucker, whose term as a regent is set to expire in 2021, told officials she will step down on January 15, 2019, and did not give a reason for her resignation, according to the Tribune.

Tucker, previously the under secretary of education for President George W. Bush, was named a regent in 2015 and elected the board’s chair in 2017.