The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will be holding their upcoming meeting on the campus of the UW-Superior Oct. 9-11. Almost 120 officials from around the UW-System will be attending the event. The Board holds eight regular meetings throughout the year.

UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter sees the event as “a great opportunity to showcase UW-Superior, the only four-year UW-System campus in Northern Wisconsin.”

Student Government Association President Zack Abt said that he sees the meeting as a great opportunity. “I hope we can use the knowledge gained from the meeting and apply it to our own meeting for the student representatives in October.”

The Board of Regents consists of 18 members, 16 of whom are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the state senate. Two UW-System students are appointed for two-year terms, one of whom is a non-traditional student. The two ex officio members are the state superintendent of public instruction and the president or a designee of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

The Board is responsible for establishing policies and rules governing the UW-System, who are planning to meet future state needs for collegiate education, setting admission standards and policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible. The Board appoints the president of the university system and the chancellors of the 13 universities. The Board also grants tenure appointments to faculty members.

“I am confident that the Board of Regents and other guests will leave UW-Superior knowing that this is an innovative, welcoming campus focused on whole student development,” said Wachter.