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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A special board policy approved last year required two regents to sign off on such a request.
"It may not change the minds of the persons (regents)."
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Senator Francis Pangilinan on Monday called for the resignation of University of the Philippines (UP) Regent Frederick 'Spocky' Farolan following his cryptic post and suggestions against players of Ateneo de Manila University.
"Committed to a higher standard of accountability for its members, the Board hereby withdraws its recommendation for the reappointment of Regent Farolan to the Board of Regents.
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Also attending the conference were: State Regent of California, Beverly Moncreif, State Regent of Idaho, Susan Davis, State Regent of Minnesota, Faye Leach, and State Regent of Oregon, Alice Miles.
The regents have now altered their policy where an alleged case of sexual misconduct outside the boundaries of UC can lead to an investigation, the report stated.
Regents chairwoman Zoe Newton suggested the formation of a group to study the issue last week after a Kansas State University administrator presented data showing declining enrollment among first-time, in-state freshman dropped nearly 10 percent from 27,254 in fall 2012, when it was at its peak, to 24,576 in the fall of 2016.

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