U students have a voice in Board of Regents

A 12-member governing body meets monthly to make decisions affecting the more than 50,000 students at the University.
The Board of Regents, comprised of Legislature-elected members, serve without pay for six-year terms.
The regents make decisions to manage and approve issues pertaining to the University, such as finance, policy and building-renovation issues.
In addition to the regents, seven students serve as board representatives in an advisory-only capacity. They do not vote as regents, but represent the student voice.
One student representative is selected from each of the Morris, Duluth, Crookston and St. Paul campuses; one from the graduate school; and two from the Minneapolis campus.
University President Mark Yudof and his administration create University policy for the Board of Regents to review. The administration implements the policies upon board approval.
The board meets on the second Thursday and Friday of each month, except for January and August.
The board’s office is located in 220 Morrill Hall on the East Bank’s Northrop Mall.
For meeting agendas or other information, visit the regents’ Web site at www.umn.edu/regents/ or call (612) 625-6300.

Liz Bogut welcomes comments at [email protected]