Board of Regents Application 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the four Board of Regents positions. Deadline: December 7, 2018


Click here for the Regent Application.

For a list of current Regents, click here.


The 12-member Board of Regents is the governing body of the University of Minnesota. A joint convention of the Minnesota legislature elects one Regent from each of Minnesota's eight congressional districts and four from the state at large. One of the four at-large Regents must be a University student at the time of election. Regents serve without pay for six-year terms. Terms are staggered, with one-third of the seats up for election every two years. Regents typically serve a maximum of two terms.


Candidates will submit an application to the Regent Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC). The RCAC will convene and recommend between 2-4 candidates for each open Regent position. A Joint Legislative committee will consider the RCAC recommendations and may recommend no more than one candidate for each board vacancy to the Joint Convention of the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota House. Regents are elected at a Joint Convention of the House and Senate by a majority of legislators.

2018 - 2019 TIMELINE

  • December 7, 2018 Regents Candidate Application deadline.
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 RCAC meeting to review candidate applications, and select candidates to interview.
  • January 7 – 11, 2019 RCAC candidate interviews and consider final recommendations to Joint Legislative Committee
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 RCAC voting for final candidates to recommend to Joint Legislative Committee.
  • Date TBD, 2019 - Joint Committee reviews applications and may recommend one Regent candidate to the Joint Convention.
  • Date TBD, 2019 - Joint Convention meets to elect a Regent.


  • 5th Congressional District position (A candidate must live within the following cities of Hennepin County; Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Fridley, Hilltop, Hopkins, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, New Hope, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Spring Lake Park, St. Louis Park, St. Anthony. Click here to see a 5th Congressional District map)
  • 2 at-large positions (Open to anyone state-wide)
  • Student at-large position (One of the four at-large Reagent positions is reserved for a University of Minnesota student at the time of the election)


Click here for the Regent Application.


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