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.
For more information about the Regent selection process, contact the Regent Candidate Advisory Council. This 24-person group manages the application and screening process and advises the legislature on Regent candidates.