Student Regent Application
Frequently Asked Questions
The Board of Regents
The Board of Regents is the governing body for Washington State's Land Grant Institution, Washington State University. It sets policy for and provides guidance to the university president and administration regarding the strategic direction of WSU. The Board of Regents consists of ten members, one of whom is a student. The Governor of the State of Washington appoints all Regents for all state universities (WSU, EWU, CWU, WWU, UW, TESC) with the consent of the state senate. Regents hold their offices for 6 years, with the exception of the Student Regent. (The Student Regent serves for a term of one year from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
The student regent serves as a member of the Board of Regents for approximately one year. The student Regent holds the same voting rights and responsibilities as other Regents, with the exception of participating on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel. See RCW 28B.30.100. The student regent position was created by the legislature in 1998.
The student regent functions as a regular member of the Board of Regents, whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate the WSU system, as provided by state statute. As such, the student regent holds both the authority and responsibility to serve the state as a whole and the entire university community. At the same time, the student regent has the unique responsibility to bring a student voice and perspective to the Board and serves as an informational link between the Regents and members of the university community, particularly the students.
The student regent attends all Board of Regents meetings and serves on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board. The student regent may serve on other special commissions, task forces, and committees during their term.
The Student Regent Recommendation Committee
The Student Regent Recommendation committee is the official group that has approved this application, the timeline, and who will ultimately conduct the interviews for all applicants.