Santana Chavez was appointed to the Board of Regents in February 2011. Chavez, a life-long resident of Dora, NM, is the student regent and is seeking a degree in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech Pathology. She has been active in student government, serving as student senate secretary, and is the president of the ENMU National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Chavez was a student volunteer to the New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Convention in 2010. She currently volunteers at the ENMU Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center. Chavez comes from a long line of Eastern alums, including her grandparents and her mother.