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Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for the traditional student representative on the University of Wisconsin (UW) System Board of Regents. The position is a student representative over the age of 18 who will serve a two-year term. The representative must be enrolled at least half-time in a UW institution, be in good academic standing, be a Wisconsin resident, and be enrolled for their entire term. UW-Whitewater and UW-River Falls have recently been appointed to the board. Therefore, no applications will be accepted from these institutions.

The Board of Regents is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the UW 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: (On the right side, hover over “Contact,” “Apply to Serve,” and click on the “Boards and Commissions” tab).

Complete application materials should be submitted to: 



Office of the Governor

Attention: Dan Sievert

Appointments Director

115 East, State Capitol

Madison, WI 53707-7863 

The deadline for submitting application materials is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Potential applicants with questions about the appointments process may contact Dan Sievert at 608-266-1212.