Date of this Version
With amendments through May 30, 2014.
Excerpt from 1.2 of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents Bylaws (with amendments through May 30, 2014):
1.2 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, a body corporate created by the people of Nebraska through the Constitution, has constitutional and statutory power for general supervision over all elements of the University, control and direction of all expenditures, and for general operating policies of the University. The Board of Regents consists of eight elected members, who are elected for six-year terms, and four nonvoting Student Regents, as provided in section 1.2.1 of these Bylaws. Members hold office until their terms have expired. The Governor fills Board vacancies by appointment as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. 85-103. The term "Board" when used in these Bylaws, shall mean the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
The Board exercises the final authority in government of the University within the limits of the Constitution, the laws of the State of Nebraska, and the laws of the United States. The Board hereby delegates to the President of the University, and through him or her to the appropriate administrative officers, general authority and responsibility to carry out the policies and directions of the Board. The Board hereby delegates to the faculty and recognized student groups of each of the administrative units the authority to develop reasonable rules and regulations for faculty and student self-government