Board of Regents
The Board of Regents—the governing body for the University of Nebraska is a non-partisan entity created by the Nebraska constitution. It consists of eight voting members elected by district for six-year terms. The Board also includes four non-voting student Regents, one from each NU campus, that serve during their tenure as student body president.
The Board provides strategic leadership to the University, promoting and advocating for the advancement of the University's mission of education, research and outreach. Among its many duties, the most important include selecting the President of the University and approving the budget and tuition rates.
There are four standing committees, Elizabeth has served on all four:
Executive Committee - Serves as the consultant group for the President during times when the full Board is not in session and makes recommendations to the full Board, when appropriate. The committee reviews the proposed agenda of each meeting of the Board of Regents and approves all agenda items of the remaining committees of the Board.
Academic Affairs Committee- Addresses matters involving teaching, research, service and extension in support of the University mission.
Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee - Addresses policies affecting operations review, accountability and audit.
Business and Finance Committee - Addresses matters of finance, budget, and business administration in support of the University mission.