The Utah State Board of Regents is the governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. The Utah Legislature grants it the power to control, manage, and supervise USHE. The Board’s major responsibilities include selecting and evaluating institutional presidents, setting policy, approving programs, missions, and degrees, and submitting a unified higher education budget request to the Governor and State Legislature.
The Board of Regents is comprised of 17 Utah citizens, all appointed by the Governor:
- 8 at-large
- 8 previous institutional trustees, with representation from each USHE institution
- 1 student regent
16 of the members are appointed for six-year terms and one is a student who serves a one-year term.