Student Representatives to the Board of Regents

Student representatives to the Board of Regents present the student voice to the Board, providing a unique perspective that assists the Board in its deliberations.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy: Student Representatives to the Board of Regents, eight students are selected for a one-year term by the official student legislative bodies of the University campuses. Four students represent the Twin Cities campus, and one student represents each of the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses. Of the Twin Cities representatives, at least one and no more than two are able to represent the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), and at least two and no more than three are able to represent the Minnesota Student Association (MSA).

Student representatives participate on Board committees and attend Board meetings and other functions. Student representatives do not vote on any action items that come before Board committees.

Historical List of Student Representatives (PDF)

Current Student Representatives

Joshua Preston (Chair) – Twin Cities
prest202@umn.edu

Alexandra Ulland (Vice Chair) – Duluth 
ullan023@d.umn.edu

Lauren Anderson – Rochester
and04684@umn.edu

Sean Chen - Twin Cities 
chen4069@umn.edu 

Marta Dean - Crookston
deanx213@crk.umn.edu

Mina Kian – Twin Cities
kianx006@umn.edu

Apoorva Malarvannan - Twin Cities
malar005@umn.edu

Parker Smith - Morris 
smit8888@umn.edu