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 19 Utah citizens, representing the entire state geographically:
- 16 appointed by the Governor
- 3 non-voting members (Utah State Board of Education & Utah College of Applied Technology)
15 of the members are appointed for six-year terms and one is a student, appointed by student body presidents, who serves a one-year term.