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Applications Sought for Student Regent Positions

By Maryland Today Staff

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents is seeking student regent nominations for 2020–21 and 2020–22. The University of Maryland, College Park, along with the system’s other institutions, can nominate up to two candidates, with online applications due Monday at 5 p.m.

Applicants should be full-time students in good academic standing who are planning to graduate in Spring 2021 or later. If appointed, students would become full members of the board and would be expected to attend all meetings.

State law mandates that two student regents serve on the board, each appointed to two-year terms, and only one is a voting member each year. Because the current student regent’s term will end on June 30, 2020, one newly appointed student would serve the remainder of the 2019–20 term through June 30, 2021; the other would serve from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022.

The University System of Maryland Student Council will interview nominees on Nov. 10 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, then forward its finalists to the chancellor, who will forward his finalists to the governor. The governor appoints the student regents based on advice and consent from the state Senate.

Click here for a full position description, or contact Donna Lim at dylim@umd.edu or 301.314.8491 with questions or concerns.

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