Gov. Walker: Seeks applicants for traditional student representative on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced he is seeking applicants for the traditional student representative on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The position is a student representative over the age of 18 to serve a two-year term. The representative must be enrolled at least half-time in a University of Wisconsin institution, be in good academic standing, be a Wisconsin resident, and be enrolled for their entire term. UW-La Crosse, UW-Madison, and UW-Platteville have recently been appointed to the board, therefore no applications will be accepted from these institutions. In addition, applications will not be accepted from UW-Milwaukee as statute prohibits a student from UW-Madison and a student from UW-Milwaukee to serve at the same time.

The Board of Regents is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the System, planning to meet future state needs for collegiate education, setting admission standards and policies, as well as reviewing and approving university budgets. Regents are charged with establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible. Board members attend eight regular meetings per year, serve on special committees, serve as liaisons with at least two UW institutions, and perform related duties.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following:

Cover Letter


Application: found on Governor Walker’s website:
(Click the “Apply” tab on the right.)

Complete application materials should be submitted to:

[email protected]

Office of the Governor
Attention: Elizabeth Hizmi
Appointments Director
115 East, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707-7863

The deadline for submitting application materials is noon on Monday, May 11, 2015. Potential applicants with questions about the appointments process may contact Elizabeth Hizmi at 608-266-1212.