The student Regent is a voting member of The Regents of the University of California, attending all meetings of the Board and its Committees and serving a one-year term commencing July 1. The Board of Regents meets six times a year, every other month, in two-day meetings.
The powers and authorities of The Regents are broadly established in the Constitution of the State of California and are reflected in Bylaw 5 of The Regents of the University of California.
The student Regent is reimbursed for expenses incurred for attendance at meetings of the Board and its Committees. All mandatory University fees and tuition are waived for the student Regent during the academic years in which he or she serves as a Regent-designate and as a member of the Board.
The current student Regent is Avi Oved, a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.
UC Riverside student Marcela Ramirez has been appointed to be the student Regent for 2016-17. She is a non-voting Regent-designate from July 23, 2015 until his term begins on July 1, 2016.
Student Regent application information
The application deadline for the 2017-18 Student Regent was February 28, 2016. The Student Regent will be appointed by the Regents at their July 2016 meeting.The below videos offer some insight into the Student Regent position and application process.