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 12 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 Marcela Ramirez, a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside.
UC Berkeley law student Paul Monge has been appointed to be the student Regent for 2017-18. He is a non-voting Regent-designate from July 20, 2016 until his term begins on July 1, 2017.
2018-19 Student Regent application information
The application for the 2018-19 Student Regent is available. All students currently enrolled at a UC campus are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2017. Applicants must submit a completed and signed application, a current resume, and an essay as described on the application form. Materials should be emailed to Regents Analyst Clare Sheridan at Clare.Sheridan@ucop.edu AND also to the applicant's campus Student Regent coordinator (listed on the application form). The Student Regent will be appointed by the Regents at their July meeting.
2017-18 Student Advisor application information
The application for the 2017-18 Student Advisor is also available and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this newly created postion. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2017. Student Advisor candidates fill out the same application as candidates for Student Regent.
The current Student Regent is Marcela Ramirez, a graduate student at UC Riverside.
The current Student Regent-designate is Paul Monge, a law student at UC Berkeley.