Applications sought for University of Minnesota Board of RegentsThe Regent Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) is currently accepting applications for four positions coming open on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in 2013.
The Regent Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) is currently accepting applications for four positions coming open on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in 2013. The positions designated to be filled are one student at-large position, two at-large positions, and one Fifth Congressional District position. The application deadline is Monday, November 26, 2012.
Regents are unpaid volunteers. They serve six-year, staggered terms. Four of the twelve Regent seats are open for election every two years. According to RCAC Chair Pat Duncanson, ideal candidates will have a deep interest in higher education and an understanding of the role of the University of Minnesota as a major land grant and research institution. They will have experience in governing large complex institutions, a strong sense of fairness, good listening skills and an awareness of the importance of the education mission in challenging economic times.
The RCAC was established by the Minnesota State Legislature and is responsible for recruiting, screening and recommending Regent candidates to the Legislature for election to the Board. From the pool of applicants, the RCAC will invite selected candidates for public interviews in early January of 2013, and then will submit to a Joint Legislative Committee the names of two to four candidates for each open Regent position. The Joint Committee, in turn, makes recommendations of candidates for final approval by a Joint Convention of the Legislature. The Joint Convention will then elect regents to fill the vacancies.
Application materials are available on the RCAC website at: www.rcac.leg.mn. An application packet may also be requested by contacting Sally Olson, of the Legislative Coordinating Commission, at 651-296-9002.