Banker Stephen Lee of Beaumont, formerly of Orange, and business owner Sheila Faske of Rose City are the newest members of the Texas State University System Board of Regents. Both are graduates of schools within the system.
Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointments this past week. The Texas State University System has 13 campuses including Lamar State College Orange, Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, and Lamar State College Port Arthur.
Their terms on the board, under the appointment, will run until February 1, 2027.
Lee is currently chair, president, and CEO of First Financial Bank of Southeast Texas. He is a member of the Texas Bankers Association. He also serves on the boards of the Baptist Hospital System Foundation, the LSCO Foundation, and the 100 Club of Southeast Texas.
In addition, he is former president of the Orange Kiwanis Club and has served as a board member and treasurer of the United Way of Orange County.
He is a graduate of Lamar University, where he earned Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He also graduated from the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Faske is the owner of American Office Liquidators, LLC, in Beaumont. She is a member of the Rose City City Council, where she serves as mayor pro tem. In addition, she has been on a number of community advisory committees.
She is also a member of the Beaumont Founders Lions Club and chambers of commerce in Orange, Beaumont, and Port Arthur.
Faske received an Associate of Science degree in Business and Computer Information Systems from LIT in Beaumont.