SFA students are encouraged to apply to be the SFA Student Regent for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications are available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and in the Involvement Center. Applications are due, in person, be November 19th at 5 PM. Any questions can be forwarded to Michael Preston, Director of Student Affairs at 468-1018 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the time of application and throughout the term of appointment, a student regent must be enrolled in good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student in Stephen F. Austin State University. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the State of Texas and who have a general knowledge of the functions of the Board of Regents. Student regent applicants must have a strong desire to represent all students at Stephen F. Austin State University.
The student regent is a non-voting participant on the Board of Regents representing the students of Stephen F. Austin State University. The student regent serves a one-year term commencing June 1. While technically not a member of the Board of Regents, a student regent does have the same powers and duties as the members of the Board of Regents, with the exception of voting, making or seconding motions, and being counted to determine a quorum.
To the best of their ability, the student regent represents the interests of the students, the university, and the State of Texas. The student regent may serve on special commissions, task forces and committees during their term and are expected to participate in required Regent activities, including orientation sessions conducted by the Office of the Governor and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Student regents may be required to file an annual Personal Financial Statement with the Texas Ethics Commission and must abide by the laws of the State of Texas applicable to board service, including the state ethics laws. The student regent is encouraged to be involved with the student governments on each campus which they represent and to have a working relationship with faculty, staff, and representative student organizations.