Sen. Paul Anderson congratulates newly elected University of Minnesota Regents

In bipartisan joint convention, legislature filled four U of M Board of Regents vacancies

Senator Paul Anderson (R-Plymouth), chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, issued the following statement after the Minnesota State Legislature filled four vacancies on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in a joint-convention of the House and Senate:

“Congratulations to Mike Kenyanya, Mary Davenport, Kao Ly Ilean Her, and Janie Mayeron on their election to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents,” said Senator Anderson. “The University of Minnesota is a worldwide leader in research and education that impacts every corner of our state. With an investment of over $1.3 billion from the state legislature, and new incoming U of M President-Designee Joan Gabel assuming leadership in July, the U of M and every Minnesota taxpayer deserves an experienced, qualified, and fully-filled Board of Regents to support the mission and provide oversight and governance of the entire institution. I am confident the individuals elected today, along with the current members of the Board of Regents, will ensure ‘The U’ has the leadership it needs to continue its mission for generations to come.”

The four vacancies on the Board of Regents were elected as follows:

  • Student at-large seat: Mike Kenyanya
  • 5th Congressional District seat: Janie Mayeron
  • Statewide at-large seat: Mary Davenport
  • Statewide at-large seat: Kao Ly Ilean Her
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