2018-2019 STUDENT REGENT APPLICATION
Duties of the Position
The Student Regent is a member of the Board of Regents who works on behalf of the best interest of Baylor University through facilitating and communicating the views and interests of students. During their first year-long term, the Student Regent attends and participates in the non-executive sessions of full board meetings and the Academic and/or Student Life Committee. If the Student Regent is selected and able to serve a second year-long term, the Student Regent will participate in all sessions of full board meetings and the Academic and/or Student Life Committee meeting.
At the time of application, a candidate for Student Regent must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at Baylor University with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the semester immediately prior to application period. Throughout his/her term, the Student Regent must remain enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Baylor University and maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.75.
Furthermore, in order to function most effectively in this role, applicants must be knowledgeable of the mission, vision, goals and aspirations of Baylor University; have a general understanding of the functions of the Baylor University Board of Regents; possess proven experience as a student leader; and have demonstrated the desire and ability to understand and communicate the views and interests of students.
As is consistent with the faith-based mission of the University, the Student Regent must be a committed Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior and live in a manner that demonstrates his or her commitment to Him.
Due to the nature of this position, a conflict of interest disclosure form and a confidentiality agreement will be required to serve on the Board.
The Advisor to the Student Regents (currently the Vice President for Student Life) will appoint and facilitate a committee process that reviews Student Regent applications and recommends candidates to the Nominating, Governance, and Regent Leadership Committee of the Board of Regents. This Committee will review the recommendations and make a final recommendation to the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents will select Student Regents as consistent with Board policy. While elected at the May Board of Regents meeting, the selected Student Regent will officially assume the position on the following June 1st. The newly selected Student Regent’s first meeting will be in July.
All applications must be returned to the office of the Vice President for Student Life office no later than 5 p.m. on January 17, 2018. For more information, please contact either Amye_Dickerson@baylor.edu or Jeff_Strietzel@baylor.edu.
Baylor University Student Regent Selection Timeline
November 13, 2017 Student Regent application available and information session held in Foster 118 at 6:30 PM
November 14, 2017 Student Regent application available and information session held in Foster 118 at 6:30 PM
January 17, 2018 Student Regent application packet due to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life by 5:00 PM
January 30-31, 2018 Student Regent Selection Committee interviews candidates and selects semi-finalists
February 5-6, 2018 Semi-finalists interview with a select group of Regents who identify finalists
February 15, 2018 Finalists presented to the Nominating, Governance, and Regent Leadership Committee for final selection
APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF STUDENT REGENT 2018-2019
Full Name __________________________________________________________ Date____________
Student ID Number _____________________ Cell Phone Number _____________________________
City ___________________________State _____________________Zip _________________________
Email ____________________________Major: _____________________________________________
Semesters Completed as a Full-Time Student at Baylor University (as of January 2018)________________
Cumulative GPA _________Previous Semester GPA _________ Expected Graduation Date ___________
Will you be a full-time Baylor student during the 2018-19 school year? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you in good academic standing with the University? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you in good conduct standing with the University? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you aware of any possible conflicts of interest that would prevent you from fairly and impartially performing your duties as an appointee to the Baylor University Board of Regents? Yes [ ] No [ ]
Please include the following information:
All statements made within or as part of this application and all statements submitted to the Selection Committee are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if any information or statement I have presented in or as part of this application is found to be false, I can be removed from consideration for the position of Student Regent. Furthermore, I hereby authorize the Baylor University Registrar to release my cumulative GPA and residency status to the Baylor University Student Regent Selection Committee.
Signature __________________________________________________ Date
Your responses should be typed, and each response should be no more than 250 words.
1. What role do you think the Student Regent has as a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents?
2. Please describe at least three important issues facing Baylor University.
3. Please describe an accomplishment or experience in your recent past that illustrates your qualifications for the position of Student Regent.
4. What goal(s) would you like to accomplish as a Student Regent?