Texas governor reappoints Native Americans to top university post

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed the distinguished Indian-American Ashok AK Mago to the University of North Texas’ System Board of Regents.

This is the second consecutive term for Mago, who is also the founding chair of the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber, now known as the US-INDIA Chamber.

Mago is a recipient of the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman in 2010 and the Padma Shri in 2014. He was instrumental in establishing the Senate India Caucus, the only country-specific caucus in the United States Senate.

A board member of the Primary Care Clinic of North Texas, the Salvation Army of North Texas Advisory Board and the UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center Community Advisory Board, Mago previously served as a director on the board of directors at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and as a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber Board and Board.

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The Native American also previously served as Commissioner for the City of Dallas Planning and Land Use Commission and was a former district governor of 2X1 Lions Club International.

A distinguished graduate of Leadership Dallas and the University of Texas at Dallas, Mago received a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, India and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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