January 10, 2005
Student Regent hopefuls invited to orientations,
By Louise Donahue
The Career Center has some advice for anyone hoping to become
the first student Regent from UCSC: Dont delay.
When students wait until the last minute, there are little
details that get missedand those details can make a big
difference, said Cyndi Edinger, campus Student Regent
recruitment coordinator for the Career Center and a '94 Stevenson
alumna. Edinger encourages interested students to check out
the Career Center web site, careercenter.ucsc.edu,
or e-mail her for more information
"This is an outstanding opportunity for our students
to participate in crucial decisions affecting UCSC and
the whole UC system."
Martin M. Chemers
To help with the process, Student Regent orientations have
been set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, and
Tuesday, February 1, at Bay Tree Conference Room C.
Student Regent application review workshops, in which students
bring their drafts for writing instructors to give comment,
will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 21, and
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 7, at Bay Tree
Conference Room A.
Edinger is one of many on campus hoping this will be the year
that a UCSC student is selected to sit on the UC Board of Regents.
The first Student Regent was chosen in 1975, but no students
from UCSC have served.
"This is an outstanding opportunity for our students to
participate in crucial decisions affecting UCSC and the whole
UC system," said Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers. "I
know our campus has many students who could serve with distinction,
and I encourage them to apply and take advantage of the orientations
and workshops at the Career Center."
Edinger hopes that many members of the campus community will
get involved in this years effort. Some writing instructors
have already offered to help, but any additional assistance
in writing or willingness to serve as a resource is welcome.
Responding to the applications essay questions can
be daunting, she said.
Students will get the chance to learn firsthand about the position
from current Student Regent Jodi Anderson and designate Adam
Rosenthal when they visit campus at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January
27, at the College Nine/College Ten Namaste Lounge. Refreshments
will be served.
The Student Regent is a full voting member of the UC Board
of Regents, attending all meetings of the board and its committees.
The Student Regent serves a one-year term after serving one
year as a Student Regent-designate. The person selected this
academic year for the post would begin serving as a Regent-designate
Applicants must be students who will still be registered at
a UC institution when they take office, and also must be in
good academic standing. The successful student candidate will
have expenses covered and all tuition and fees--including parking--waived
while serving two years as Regent-designate and Regent.
Regents' duties include overseeing the financial management
of the university, its investment, and its property holdings
as well as appointing the president of the University of California,
the 10 campus chancellors, and the directors of the major Department
of Energy research laboratories.
Applications for Student Regent are winnowed down by the UC
Northern and Southern Regional Commissions, made up of undergraduate
and graduate student body presidents from each UC campus, and
the UC Student Association, made up of at least one voting student
representative from each UC campus. Three finalists are then
selected, and a committee of the Board of Regents makes the
Student Regent applications are due to the Chancellor's Office
on February 24.
Applications and additional information are available online.
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