Michigan State University Board of Regents, Seat 7
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2026
Jan 30, 2026 - Jul 21, 2026
The Board of Regents for the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University are established through the state constitution and grants the Board general supervision of the institution, including control and direction of all its expenditures and final authority in its government. The Board, by federal law, also is charged to uphold the obligations of a land-grant University. Those obligations are to provide a liberal and practical education to prepare students for various pursuits and professions. The Board consists of eight members elected for eight-year terms. Two members are selected every two years by the people of Michigan in a statewide general election. The Board delegates responsibility to the University's president, and through the president to officers and the faculty, and delegates appropriate authority and jurisdiction over matters for which they are held accountable by the Board. Such matters include educational policy and the development of a strong and efficient organization with which to accomplish the University's objectives.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Michigan Secretary of State's Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Michigan Secretary of State's Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns.
Submit application to:
Michigan Secretary of State's Office - Elections Division, 430 West Allegan, Lansing, Michigan, 48918, US