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137.0245 REGENT CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A Regent Candidate Advisory Council is established to assist
in determining criteria for, and identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for membership on
the Board of Regents and making recommendations to the joint legislative committee described
in section 137.0246, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 2. Membership. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council shall consist of 24 members.
Twelve members shall be appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on
Rules and Administration of the senate. Twelve members shall be appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives. Each appointing authority must appoint one member who is a student
enrolled in a degree program at the University of Minnesota at the time of appointment. No more
than one-third of the members appointed by each appointing authority may be current or former
legislators. No more than two-thirds of the members appointed by each appointing authority may
belong to the same political party; however, political activity or affiliation is not required for the
appointment of any member. Geographical representation must be taken into consideration when
making appointments. Section 15.0575 shall govern the advisory council, except that:
(1) the members shall be appointed to six-year terms with one-third appointed each
even-numbered year; and
(2) student members are appointed to two-year terms with two students appointed each
even-numbered year.
    Subd. 3. Duties. (a) The advisory council shall:
(1) develop, in consultation with current and former regents and the administration of the
University of Minnesota, a statement of the selection criteria to be applied and a description of the
responsibilities and duties of a regent, and shall distribute this to potential candidates; and
(2) for each position on the board, identify and recruit qualified candidates for the Board of
Regents, based on the background and experience of the candidates, their potential for discharging
the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Regents, and the needs of the board. The
selection criteria must not include a limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve
on the Board of Regents.
(b) The selection criteria developed under paragraph (a), clause (1), must include a criterion
that regents represent diversity in geography; gender; race; occupation, including business and
labor; and experience.
(c) The selection criterion must include an identification of the membership needs of the
board for individual skills relevant to the governance of the University of Minnesota and the
needs for certain individual characteristics. Individual characteristics relate to qualities such as
gender, race, and geographic location of residence.
    Subd. 4. Recommendations. (a) The advisory council shall recommend at least two and
not more than four candidates. By January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the advisory council
shall submit its recommendations to the joint legislative committee described in section 137.0246,
subdivision 2
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    (b) The advisory council must submit a report to the joint committee on the needs criterion
identified under subdivision 3, paragraph (c), at the same time it submits its recommendations.
    Subd. 5. Support services. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative and support services for the advisory council.
History: 1988 c 703 art 1 s 16; 1990 c 383 s 1; 2003 c 133 art 3 s 25; 2005 c 107 art 2
s 47-49; 2007 c 144 art 2 s 44,45