The University System of Maryland is a family of thirteen institutions of higher education. Eleven of the institutions grant degrees, and two of the institutions are research based but contribute to the education of students from the degree granting institutions. In sum, the System institutions enroll over 130,000 students and have an annual budget of nearly three billion dollars.
The ultimate authority in governance of the System is vested in the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is comprised of seventeen members: the state Secretary of Agriculture, one student member, and 15 other members. The Student Regent is a full member of the board. This includes participation in all meetings and a vote in all matters. Some of the items the Board of Regents considers include setting tuition and fees for attendance at the institutions; approving capitals and operating budgets; issuing bonds; appointing the Chancellor and all institutional presidents; approving new degree programs; and reviewing and approving mission statements of the System institutions.
Applications can be found below and are due to the SGA office on October 18, 2013 by 5:00 PM. Applicants must go through an interview process.