2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
April 2, 2003 - Introduced by Senators Schultz and Harsdorf, cosponsored by
Representatives Kreibich, Musser, Seratti, Owens, Ladwig, Ainsworth,
Albers, Gunderson, Bies, Ott, Loeffelholz, Hahn, Kestell and M. Lehman.
Referred to Committee on Higher Education and Tourism.
1An Act to amend
15.91 of the statutes; relating to: appointment of members
2of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
(Board) consists of the state superintendent of public instruction, the president or
another member of the Technical College System Board (TCSB), 14 citizen members,
and a student member who is at least 18 years old.
Beginning on May 1, 2004, this bill changes the Board's membership by
substituting a resident from each of the 16 technical college districts for the TCSB
member and the 14 citizen members and by adding a student member who is at least
24 years old and represents the views of nontraditional students, such as those who
are employed or who are parents.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB85, s. 1
15.91 of the statutes is amended to read:
415.91 Board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System; creation. 5
There is created a board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System consisting 6
of the state superintendent of public instruction, the president, or by his or her
1designation another member, of the technical college system board and 14 citizen
2members and, from each technical college district, one resident
appointed for 3staggered
7-year terms, and a student 2 students
enrolled at least half-time and 4
in good academic standing at an institution institutions
within the University of 5
Wisconsin System who is at least 18 years old and a resident are residents
of this 6
state, for a
2-year term. The
student member members
may be selected 7
from recommendations made by elected representatives of student governments at 8
institutions within the University of Wisconsin System. The governor shall appoint
9one student member who is at least 18 years old and one undergraduate student
10member who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of nontraditional
11students, such as those who are employed or are parents.
The governor may not 12
appoint a student member from the same institution in any 2 consecutive terms. If 13the a
student member loses the status upon which the appointment was based, he 14
or she shall cease to be a member of the board of regents.
(1) Notwithstanding the length of terms specified for members of the board of 17
regents of the University of Wisconsin System under section 15.91 of the statutes, 18
as affected by this act, the initial members from technical college districts shall be 19
appointed for the following terms:
(a) Two members for terms expiring on May 1, 2006.
(b) Two members for terms expiring on May 1, 2008.
(c) Two members for terms expiring on May 1, 2010.
(d) Two members for terms expiring on May 1, 2012.
This act takes effect on May 1, 2004.