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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Board of Regents?

The Board of Regents is the governing body of Stephen F. Austin State University as authorized by the Texas Legislature according to Chapter 101 of the Texas Education Code.


How are members of the board selected?

Every two years, the Governor of the State of Texas, subject to Senate confirmation, appoints three new members to the Board of Regents. Each June 1 a non-voting student regent is appointed by the Governor.


How many members serve on the board?

The Board of Regents consists of nine members (chair, vice-chair, secretary, six members) and a student regent.


How long is the term of each board member?

Each member serves a six-year term, with the exception of the student regent who serves a one-year term.


How long is the term of each officer of the board?

The officers of the board take office for a term of one year from the end of the Annual Meeting through the next year’s Annual Meeting, or until his or her successor has been elected. No board member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as chair unless the members shall re-elect such member for each term after the two consecutive terms by a vote of at least six (6) members.


What are some responsibilities of the Board of Regents?
Responsibilities of the board included in Section 51.352 of the Texas Education Code:

Where is the Board of Regents Office located?

1936 North Street
Austin Building, Suite 308
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3026


Who should I contact if I have a question about the Board of Regents?

Judy Buckingham
Coordinator of Board Affairs
Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13026
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3026
Phone: 936-468-4048
Fax: 936-468-7048

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