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REGENT. 1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who governs a regency, or rules in the place of another.
     2. In the canon law, it signifies a master or professor of a college. Dict. du Dr. Call. h.t. 3. It sometimes means simply a ruler, director, or superintendent; as, in New York, where the board who have the superintendence of all the colleges, academies and schools, are called the regents of the University of the state of New York.

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It says boards of regents are expected to provide financial oversight, make limited high-level hiring decisions and "exercise the traditional and time-honored role for such boards as their role has evolved in the United States.
Yates will continue to serve on the Regents Bank board of directors.
After helping hundreds of students from Long Island and New York City over the past several years, Long Island Regents Prep has decided to expand its course selection to begin offering Advanced Placement review classes in United States History, World History, European History, US Government and Politics, Psychology, Calculus AB, Biology, Physics B, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.
Regents are hoping that students and families will protest the latest increase and complain to their legislators, who, in turn, will allocate more money for the system in next year's budget.
The demotion led to Attorney General Brian Sandoval's filing of a lawsuit in January against the regents alleging open-meeting law violations.
After the amendment the NYS Education Department appointed an Industry Advisory Council to help develop guidelines and procedures to deal with possible abuse of the Regents Rule.
New York City construed educational adequacy differently and drew on the state's own Regents Learning Standards as a definitional guide.
Within the past year, the Regents of the State of New York exercised its extraordinary authority and removed the members of the board of trustees of Adelphi University, and the editors of the Community College Week published a special report issue (August 24, 1998) devoted to "Trustees: Stewards of America's Future.
Regents offers a full line of commercial business loans, real estate financing, an array of depository products, corporate cash management, international banking and private banking services.
Regents have oversight of universities, the letter says, so that should apply.
Regent Chris Herstam, along with Arizona State University President Michael Crow and others, drew up a plan this spring to ready the state system for expansion, but not all are happy with the blueprints.
Regents also worried the board would appear weak if it did not do something about an investigator's 1,026-page report into allegations of harassment, improper lobbying activities and policy violations, the Las Vegas Sun reported recently.

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