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Shelley Sweatt is the newest Texas Woman's University Board of Regents member following her Thursday appointment by Gov. Greg Abbott. 

She replaces outgoing regent Teresa Doggett, whose term expired Feb. 1. 

Matt Flores, a TWU spokesperson, said regents typically continue to serve until a replacement is appointed. 

Sweatt, whose term is scheduled to expire Feb. 1, 2027, is the president and CEO of The Priddy Foundation, which awards grants to support various causes such as education, health and the fine arts. 

Sweatt has previously been a high school chemistry teacher in Burkburnett ISD and an assistant principal. She also has served on various boards and committees, according to a Friday press release from Abbott's office

She received her bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University, her master's from TWU and her doctorate from the University of North Texas.