Sept. 13, 2011 -- Recent University of Houston Law Center graduate and former student regent Andrew Cobos has been honored as an “Outstanding Young Houstonian” by the Houston Jaycees and Houston Junior Chamber Foundation.
Each year since 1932, the organizations have honored Houstonians between the ages of 21 and 41. The awards are based primarily on extraordinary achievements and contributions in many areas, including community service, business, the arts, politics, and athletics. Previous winners include President George H.W. Bush, Howard Hughes, Dr. Denton Cooley, William P. Hobby, Dan Rather, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, judges, astronauts, and politicians.
Cobos, who received his J.D. in May, was appointed to the UH Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry in June 2010. During his year on the board, Cobos was not only pursuing a J.D., but an M.B.A. at UH’s Bauer College of Business. He earned his B.A. in geography at West Point and served two tours of duty in Iraq, rising to the rank of captain, before entering law school.
Cobos will be formally honored at a dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the InterContinental Hotel. For more information contact Sean Hammerle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-204-3161.