Student Regent Katelyn Rees was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey on April 26, 2022. She serves as assistant treasurer of the board and as a member of the Strategic Initiatives and Planning Committee, and Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Regent Rees is seeking dual Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science as an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona’s W. A. Franke Honors College.
An engineering ambassador for the College of Engineering, she represents engineering through college fairs, seminars and tours while encouraging students of all socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue engineering. She is an undergraduate teaching assistant for UArizona mathematics, helping students with calculus, creating review guides and practice questions, and grading.
Regent Rees is a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, honored for her outstanding achievements in engineering. She has consistently been named to the UArizona College of Engineering dean’s list and was named a National Advanced Placement Scholar in high school as well as student of the year in statistics, English and chemistry.
Contributing to the success of the board and the universities is a priority for Regent Rees. She is focused on increasing educational attainment in Arizona and elevating awareness of the value of public higher education.