Board of Regents of the University of Michigan
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History of the Board of Regents
Background and facts and figures from the Bentley Library
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Resources for U-M Departments
Forms, information, and other resources
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Regents in the News
News and events involving members of the Board of Regents.

The University is governed by the Board of Regents, which consists of eight members elected at large in biennial state-wide elections. The president of the University serves as an ex officio member of the board.

The Regents serve without compensation for overlapping terms of eight years. 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 Regents meet once a month in a public session.

For historical information about the Regents, visit the Bentley Historical Library online.