June 21, 2018
Regent Andrew Richner of Grosse Pointe Park will chair the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Ron Weiser of Ann Arbor was named vice chair.
President Mark Schlissel announced the positions at the June 21 monthly board meeting.
According to the Board of Regents’ bylaws, the chair and vice chair are appointed based on seniority, with the vice chair automatically succeeding to the position of chair the following year.
Primary duties of the chair include: setting the annual schedule of meetings, agenda and major topics for presentation or study by the board; monitoring committee agenda planning for coordination and comprehensiveness; acting as spokesperson and convener of the board, when appropriate; presiding over executive sessions when scheduled without the president; and appointing the chair and members of the ad hoc and standing committees.
If the president is unable to attend a public meeting or must be out of the room during any part of the meeting, the chair will preside. If the chair is unable to perform the duties, the vice chair will assume them.
Schlissel thanked Regent Michael Behm for his work as chair during the last year.