Who's Running for University of Michigan Board of Regents?
The University of Michigan Board of Regents consists of eight members elected at large in biennial statewide elections. The president of UM serves as an ex-officio member of the board. These are unpaid positions (though there are other perks provided by the university) with eight-year terms. Each even-numbered year, two positions on the board are up for election.
According to the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the regents have “general supervision” of the institution and “the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds.” The university operates campuses in Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn. There are 19 schools and colleges, over 43,000 students, about 7,000 faculty and 14,000 staff. UM’s budget of roughly $7 billion includes the UM Health System, which accounts for about half of that amount. More information about the university is available in the Michigan Almanac.
The Board of Regents typically meets on the third Thursday of the month. You can find information about their meetings here.
Candidates for these seats are nominated by each political party at the party's state convention.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGENTS
Click on each candidate's photo for more information.
In addition to the major party candidates profiled above, there are several other candidates on the ballot. Below are their names (in alphabetical order) and party affiliations, with links to their campaign finance information and campaign website, if available.
Kevin Graves – Green Party
James Lewis Hudler – Libertarian
John Jascob – Libertarian
Marge Katchmark Sallows – Natural Law Party
Joe Sanger – U.S. Taxpayers Party
Crystal Van Sickle – U.S. Taxpayers Party