Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed a Texas Tech School of Law graduate as chief justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

Kem Thompson Frost of Katy has been appointed to serve as chief justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, after serving as a justice on that court since 1999.

Frost received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law.

She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from the Duke University School of Law.

Frost is a sustaining member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and a board member of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.