One of the ways members of the Board of Regents serve the University of Minnesota is by representing the Board at a wide variety of events. Regents confer degrees at commencement, make remarks, present awards and honors, and take part in groundbreakings and building dedications.
Requesting Formal Appearance by a Regent
To request a Regent for your event, complete the Regent Appearance Request form. This form gathers details of your event and allows you to request a specific Regent or to have one selected for you.
The Office of the Board of Regents responds to each request to confirm whether a Regent will be able to participate. The office also coordinates event details on behalf of the Regent, including the preparation of remarks or presentations.
Inviting the Board to an Event
The Office of the Board of Regents makes it easy to invite the Board to your event. Send a single electronic invitation of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic invitations are preferred; please email us if you wish to deliver a printed invitation. OBR will ensure that the Board is aware of your event, manage RSVPs, and assist you in event protocol. It is standard practice to copy Brian Steeves, executive director and corporate secretary, on all invitations.
For event name tags, please use the format: “Regent [First Name] [Last Name].”