Students to serve on regent advisory council

by Kari Petrie

In a unanimous vote Friday, the House Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Committee passed a bill allowing two University students to participate in the selection of Board of Regents members.

The students would be appointed for two-year terms by the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader to serve on the Regent Candidate Advisory Council, a 24-member body established in 1988 to recruit and identify regent candidates, said Rep. Stephanie Olsen, R-St. Paul, the bill’s co-author.

The bill now moves to the House floor for debate.