The Regent Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) interviewed 24 potential candidates to fill four vacancies on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. RCAC members are set to vote on finalists on Jan. 11, 2019.
Four seats are open for appointment on the 12-member Regent Board. The seats opened are: Fifth Congressional District (Peggy Lucas – incumbent), one student statewide at-large seat (no incumbent) and two statewide at-large seats (Dean Johnson and Abdul Omari – incumbents.) All three incumbents have applied for re-appointment.
The 24-member RCAC will recommend two to four finalists to the Joint House-Senate Legislative Committee of the Higher Education Committees. The joint committee will then select one candidate to forward onto the joint house-senate convention. The joint house and senate committee must meet by Feb. 28, 2019 to recommend candidates to the full Legislature for a full vote.