Mary Swords joined the Board of Regents staff in 2010. Previously, she held positions in the Office of Service and Continuous Improvement and the Office of the Registrar. She serves as receptionist, processes expense reports and financial transactions, and maintains related records. Mary also coordinates a variety of activities, including Regent attendance at Commencement ceremonies, committee room usage, and many logistics for Board and committee meetings, and maintains office databases. She received an associate in arts degree from the University of Minnesota.