A senior in Arizona State University has been appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer to serve as the Arizona Board of Regent's student regent, said a press release from the governor's office.

Mark Naufel is majoring in finance and minoring in political science through ASU's honors college. He is active in student government, serving as undergraduate student body president from 2012-13 and president of the Barrett Honors College from 2011-12, the press release said.

“Whether through his university or his community, Mark has demonstrated himself as a born leader,” Brewer said in her statement. “Having served in multiple leadership roles at ASU while maintaining an excellent academic record, Mark has proven his ambitious and enthusiastic interest in our state’s higher education issues. He is a welcome addition to ABOR and will continue to be a valuable voice for Arizona students.”

Naufel's two-year term in ABOR will begin in July, pending confirmation from the state Senate, the press release said.

He will be replacing Kaitlin Thompson, whose term is expiring, the press release explained.