Board of Regents / University of Wisconsin

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Madison, WI 53706

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System consists of 18 members, all of whom are appointed to seven-year staggered terms as well as two student members with a two-year term. Sixteen are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. Two are ex-officio members: the state Superintendent of Public Instruction and the president or a designee of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

The board 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, reviewing and approving university budgets and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible.

The board is empowered to appoint the president of the university system; the chancellors of the 13 universities, UW-Extension and the UW Colleges; and the deans who head each of the 13 colleges. All serve at the pleasure of the board. The board grants tenure appointments to faculty members.

The Board's regular meetings are held eight times per year; special meetings are scheduled as needed. The appointed Regents serve without pay. The board president, vice president and full-time secretary are elected in June for one-year terms. The regent executive committee consists of the president, vice president, chairs of three standing committees, immediate past president and one other member appointed by the president.

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