Student Regent Application 2019

Application due Friday, September 13, 2019

What is the TBR Student Regent?

The Tennessee Board of Regents selects three nominees annually for the position of TBR Student Regent as required by statute (TCA 49-8-201 (b)). The TBR Student Regent must be a resident of Tennessee. The student is expected to attend each of the quarterly meetings of the TBR and other committee meetings as necessary as a full, voting member of the Board. The student is also expected to travel throughout the state as needed to fulfill his/her duties. The student must articulate the students’ point of view regarding Board agenda topics. The term of service is one year. Students apply and are interviewed in the spring term. Students must be currently enrolled at a TBR institution at the time they are appinted to serve as a Regent. The appointment start date for the TBR Student Regent is expected to be in Summer 2020.

What is the THEC Student Representative?

The Tennessee Board of Regents selects one nominee for THEC Student Representative every year as required by statute (TCA 49-7-204 (c)). The THEC Student Representative must be a resident of Tennessee. The majority of the fundamental responsibility of the THEC representative is similar to that of the TBR Student Regent (see above). The terms of service is one year. Students apply and are interviewed in the fall term. Students must be enrolled at a TBR institution at the time they are appointed to serve as Regent. The appointment start date for the THEC Student Regent is expected to be in Summer 2020.

What are the minimum qualifications to apply for a Student Regent position?

  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA as recorded on the most recent semester’s transcript from the home institution.

  • Full-time enrollment at a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

  • Good judicial standing with the home institution (no outstanding judicial record, no outstanding judicial sanctions, no prior judicial history deemed of serious nature by selection committee).

  • A resident of Tennessee (as verified by the home institution).

  • Previous or current leadership experience, including one of the following: service as a SGA Senator or service in a formal leadership role with a governing organization sponsored by the home institution or leadership within the greater community.