University of Michigan Regent

Andrew Richner

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Andrew Richner

Andrew Richner is an attorney with Clark Hill PLC and a current University of Michigan regent, serving as the board's chair. He and Andrea Fischer Newman – both incumbents – are the two University of Michigan regent candidates nominated by the Michigan Republican Party at its August convention. They are among the eight candidates for two seats on the Board of Regents.

Richner is seeking his third eight-year term as a UM regent. He was first elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2010.

At Clark Hill, Richner is part of the firm's government and public affairs practice group.

Richner has been active in the Republican Party for many years at the local, state and national levels. In 2016 he served as 14th Congressional District chair for Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Early in his career he was an intern in the Office of Counsel to the President in the White House under President Ronald Reagan.

Richner served in the Michigan State House of Representatives for three terms – from 1997 to 2002 – representing District 1 (Detroit, the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods). He also was elected to two terms as a Wayne County Commissioner, serving from 1993-1996, and one term on the Grosse Pointe Park City Council from 1991-1993.

In 2011 he was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve on the state's Indigent Defense Advisory Commission, a group tasked with investigating how to improve legal representation provided to low-income criminal defendants in Michigan.

Richner holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.

Richner and his wife Susan Richner live in Grosse Pointe Park. They have two adult children, both graduates of UM.

Richner is serving as treasurer for his campaign.

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Andrew Richner:  In The News

University of Michigan regents candidates propose ethics and transparency changesMichigan Radio, Oct. 16, 2018

U-M board candidates pledge ethics reforms, more open university oversightDetroit Free Press, Oct. 16, 2018

Regent candidates discuss academic freedom, tuition costs, Israel letter controversy at forumMichigan Daily, Oct. 16, 2018

Candidates for UM Board of Regents talk tuition, academic freedomMLive, Oct. 16, 2018

Experts, Regents weigh in on Regent election processMichigan Daily, Oct. 11, 2018

Clement criticized for redistricting decision, still earns Supreme Court nominationMLive, Aug. 25, 2018

How a down-and-out broker got University of Michigan to invest $95M Detroit Free Press, June 22, 2018

UM raises tuition 2.9% for in-state undergradsDetroit News, June 21, 2018

University of Michigan Modifies Investment PracticesU.S. News & World Report, March 30, 2018

Outside expert to review University of Michigan sexual misconduct policiesMLive, Feb. 15, 2018

First Regents meeting of the semester discusses LEO bargains, IFC, #StopSpencer, and future projectsMichigan Daily, Feb. 15, 2018

6 University of Michigan regents 'united against hate' over Richard SpencerMLive, Dec. 13, 2017

University of Michigan's need to grow political diversity faces challengesDetroit Free Press, Oct. 11, 2017

UMich President Mark Schlissel's raise puts him above $800K base salaryMLive, Sept. 14, 2017

Trump campaign announces Michigan Congressional district chairs, county co-chairsMLive, Aug. 26, 2018

Meet Michigan's delegates at the Republican National ConventionMLive, July 18, 2016

Republican incumbent regents Newman and Richner win re-electionMichigan Daily, Nov. 2, 2010

Andrew Richner picked as next chairman of University of Michigan Board of RegentsMLive, June 19, 2009