Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 13:09
One of the most important and unseen responsibilities of my job is being the voice of the students on the University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents. This too was a bit confusing when I first saw the title of Student Body President – Regent but after researching, it gave me a look into what they do and how important they are to the Nebraska universities.
The Board of Regents consists of eight voting members elected by district for six-year terms, and four non-voting student Regents, one from each campus, who serve during their tenure as student body president. The board supervises the general operations of the university, and the control and direction of all expenditures. The board also includes a corporation secretary who manages all records including agendas, minutes, notices, policies and by laws. (Information courtesy of Nebraska.edu)
Each Board member is also appointed to one of the four standing committees of the Board - Executive Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Audit Committee and Business Affairs Committee.
The background of how the Board is organized can give you a little insight on how the Board of Regents functions but can never justify the time and the passion that they devote to the University. So I encourage you to do more research, attend a Board of Regents meeting and vote for the Regent in your district because they play an important part in the future of University of Nebraska.