Board of Visitors

2020-2021 Student Representatives

Applications are due February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm

Each year the Board of Visitors selects one undergraduate student representative and one graduate student representative. Student representatives serve a one-year term from July 1 through June 30.

Evaluation Criteria

The candidates will be evaluated on leadership involvement, academic record, ability to work with administrators and faculty, and ability to represent a broad range of student interests. The selection of student representatives is based on merit, without regard to age, color, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Responsibilities

The Board of Visitors is mandated by law to meet at least once a year, but usually meets four times, in August/September, November, March, and June, and holds an annual retreat. Refer to the BOV Student Representative Handbook for a comprehensive description of the role and responsibilities of the student representatives.

Both BOV student representatives also serve as members of University Council, the Commission on Student Affairs, and Order of the Gavel, and may be asked by the president, provost, or other university leaders to serve on special task forces or committees. It is vitally important for the student representatives to maintain constant contact with administration, including the president and provost and other university leaders, as well as with the students on all campuses of the university. It is also expected that the student representatives will assist others in becoming educated about the positions and encourage others to become future applicants.

Please review the Eligibility Requirements before applying:

To apply, you will need to supply the following:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (750 words or less) including the following:
    • How do you expect the experience as student representative to contribute to your personal and/or professional development?
    • Strengths and how they could contribute to your success in this position?
    • Areas that could be improved upon, and how they could affect your success in this position?
  • Contact information for two letters of reference from faculty or staff members:
    • One should be knowledgeable of your academic work
    • One should be knowledgeable of your leadership skills
  • Contact information for two peer references
Applications are due February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm