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Law Student Venora Hung Elected to Board of Regents

On March 8, 2007, the Minnesota State Legislature appointed four new regents for the University. Among the list of distinguished candidates elected to serve a six-year term on the board was Venora Hung, a first-year student at the Law School.

"The election of Venora Hung to the Board of Regents is wonderful news for the Law School, the University, and the State of Minnesota," says University Law Professor Joan Howland. "I have known Venora since the summer of 2000 when I served as her mentor when she was a Research Scholar as part of the University's McNair Scholars Program. Over the past seven years she has consistently impressed me as a bright, focused, self-motivated, ethical, and truly exceptional woman. She is thriving and excelling as a member of the first year class, and she is obviously well on her way to an extraordinary legal career."

The University's Board of Regents is composed of 12 members and serves as the governing body for the University. Some of its responsibilities include clarifying the mission of the University and approving programs necessary to fulfill that mission, monitoring and evaluating the performance of the institution in achieving its goals, and overseeing advancement of the University as a whole.

The Board meets monthly (except for January and August) on the second Friday and the preceding Thursday. For more information, visit the Board of Regents home page at http://www1.umn.edu/regents/.

Portrait of Venora Hung, class of 2009