Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, William Mahomes, Jr. and Robert L. Albritton, and reappointed current Regent Phil Adams. The appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2015.

William “Bill” Mahomes, Jr. is the Managing Partner of Mahomes Bolden PC, a transactional law firm that emphasizes corporate and public finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and mediation. Mahomes, Jr. previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Pro-Line Corporation, a partner at an international law firm and a senior partner at a major Dallas-based law firm. He served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve for several years and on the Board of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. Mahomes, Jr. received a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from The University Of Texas School Of Law; he was the first African American to matriculate and graduate from Texas A&M as a member of the renowned Aggie Corps of Cadets.