COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Two Houston-area businessmen have been elected chair and vice chair of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

Morris Foster of Houston was elected chairman while James P. Wilson of Sugar Land was elected vice chairman.

Both men will serve two-year terms after their unanimous election Thursday by the governing board.

Foster is a former president of Exxon Mobil Production Company in Houston and now serves as the chairman of Stagecoach/Millcreek Resort.

Wilson is chairman and chief executive officer of JK Acquisition Corp., a Houston-based publicly traded investment firm. He is a founder and managing partner of RSTW Partners, a private debt and equity firm.

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