Student regents to hold recruitment event at UC Berkeley

Next Wednesday, UC Student Regent Alfredo Mireles Jr. and Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein will hold a recruitment event at UC Berkeley for students interested in becoming a student regent.

At the event, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the campus multicultural center, Mireles and Stein “will be discussing the process of becoming a student regent and issues concerning our student body today,” according to a Facebook posting.

Student regents serve two year terms on the UC Board of Regents. During a student regent’s first year, he or she serves as regent-designate, attends board meetings and sits on committees but does not have a vote. In the second year, the student regent assumes the full powers of a board member.

Undergraduate or graduate students at any UC campus may apply to become the student regent. This year’s deadline for the application to become the next student regent-designate is Feb. 23.

UC Berkeley is the seventh campus Mireles and Stein will have visited on their recruitment tour. They will have similar sessions at UC Merced, UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz later this month.

Jason Willick covers higher education.