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Board seeks new student regent

By David J. Cieslak
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 25, 1999
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One lucky UA student will be charged with tackling tuition and enduring put-downs as the newest student regent for the Arizona Board of Regents, ASUA President Tara Taylor said yesterday.

The board is looking for one full-time University of Arizona student to serve as the newest member when Northern Arizona University's student regent vacates her post in July.

But Taylor said the new regent will have to deal with some tough issues.

"Tuition is going to be a huge deal," she said. "Next year, it's going to come to a head."

Taylor also said the new student regent will need to fight for respect.

She said student Regent Jennifer Reichelt is often referred to as "Jennifer" instead of "Regent Reichelt" during meetings.

Reichelt said she always felt respected during her term, but she will leave her post still concerned over some unsettled issues.

"The tuition setting process does not work," Reichelt said yesterday. "We need to find a way to fix it to make it more fair and effective."

The new regent must be a full-time student in good academic standing with the UA.

Gov. Jane Hull (R-Ariz.) and two interview committees will have to approve the finalist prior to appointment, Taylor said.

The application suggests that student regents have knowledge about Arizona's legislative process, an understanding of the board and a "strong desire to represent students statewide."

The position is unpaid, and the student regent serves from July 1 to June 30, 2000. The student regents are selected each year on a rotating basis from the UA, NAU and Arizona State University.

Student regents are active participants in meetings and voting members of the board.

Applications are available from ASUA, and Taylor said she had handed out about 50 by yesterday.