Meet the Regents

Kao Ly Ilean Her

Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her passed away on May 13, 2021. Regent Her was elected in 2019 and was the first Hmong member of the Board. She was a University of Minnesota Law School alum and an active civic leader. 

Board of Regents Chair Ken Powell and President Joan Gabel issued statements following the death of Regent Her.

The 12 volunteer members of the Board of Regents each serve for a six-year term. One Regent is from each of the state’s eight congressional districts, and four are from the state at-large.

Kendall J. Powell headshot

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
kpowell@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Chair of the Board

District:
At-Large
Elected:
2017
Term Expires:
2023
Residence:
Golden Valley
Steven A. Sviggum headshot

PHONE
651-332-3583

EMAIL
sviggum@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
42490 60th Ave
Kenyon, MN 55946

Vice Chair of the Board

District:
Congressional District 2
Elected:
2011, 2017
Term Expires:
2023
Residence:
Kenyon
Mary A. Davenport headshot

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
mdavenpo@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
At-Large
Elected:
2019
Term Expires:
2025
Residence:
Mankato
Regents Seal

PHONE
612-804-2205

EMAIL
jamestf@umn.edu

ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 4
Elected:
2021
Term Expires:
2027
Residence:
St. Paul
Regents Seal

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
dhuebsch@umn.edu

ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 7
Elected:
2021
Term Expires:
2027
Residence:
Perham
Regents Seal

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
rej@umn.edu

ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 1
Elected:
2021
Term Expires:
2027
Residence:
Rochester
Mike O. Kenyanya headshot

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
kenyanya@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
At-Large, Student Seat
Elected:
2019
Term Expires:
2025
Residence:
Maple Grove
Janie S. Mayeron headshot

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
mayeron@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 5
Elected:
2019
Term Expires:
2025
Residence:
Minneapolis
David J. McMillan

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
dmcmillan@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 8
Elected:
2011, 2017
Term Expires:
2023
Residence:
Duluth
Darrin M. Rosha headshot

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
drosha@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 3
Elected:
1989, 2015, 2017
Term Expires:
2023
Residence:
Independence
Regents Seal

PHONE
612-624-6608

EMAIL
verhalen@umn.edu

ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Regent

District:
Congressional District 6
Elected:
2021
Term Expires:
2027
Residence:
Elk River