Board of Regents MSU was founded upon and continues to embrace the ideal that all persons should have opportunity to participate in higher education. With immense pride in its past and great promise for its future, the University intends to emerge in the first decade of the 21st century as an even stronger institution recognized for superb teaching and learning with exemplary programs in teacher education, space-related science and technology, entrepreneurship, visual and performing arts, regional engagement and international opportunity. The Board of Regents is MSU's governing body, dedicated to promotion of the goals and vision of the University. It is comprised of 11 members, including faculty, staff, and student regents. The board meets quarterly.