Student Regents

Selection of the Student Regent

  • The Student Regent is chosen through a rigorous process that begins with candidates applying to the Board of Associated Students of Arizona.
  • The student Board forwards three final candidates to the local student government on campus where the nominees are confirmed and forwarded to the Governor's office.
  • The Governor conducts interviews and nominates one student for the position.
  • The Governor's nominee must be confirmed by the Arizona Senate.


  • A student was first added to the Board in a non-voting position in 1978.
  • The Student Regent was granted voting privileges during the 1989-90 term.
  • A statute passed by the 44th Legislature (2000) added a second, non-voting student member to the Arizona Board of Regents.
  • Student Regents are now appointed for two years; the first year is served as a non-voting member and the second year as the voting Student Regent.

Lauren L’Ecuyer

Business Phone: 602-229-2514

Student Regent Lauren L’Ecuyer was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey and began her term July 1, 2018. Regent L’Ecuyer is the voting regent on the board and serves as assistant treasurer. She is a member of the Finance, Capitol and Resources Committee and Academic Affairs and Educational Attainment Committee. Regent L’Ecuyer recently finished her bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University with a dual major in political science and hotel and restaurant management. She is continuing her education as a juris doctor student at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

Regent L’Ecuyer’s experience includes serving as the student body president for the Associated Students of NAU as well as vice president of academic affairs and senator for the student government organization. She worked on behalf of Sen. John McCain on two separate occasions, as a communications and events intern for the McCain Institute for International Leadership and as the head fieldwork intern for the senator’s campaign in 2016. She has volunteered for numerous organizations, including as a camp coordinator for Camp Kesem and as a peer educator at NAU.

Anthony Rusk

Student Regent Anthony Rusk was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey and began his term July 1, 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Research and Health Sciences Committee. Regent Rusk is a junior Flinn Scholar at the University of Arizona who is earning a dual degree in neuroscience and cognitive science and philosophy, politics, economics and law – referred to as PPEL. He is also pursuing a minor in biochemistry.

Regent Rusk’s experience includes serving as policy director and Freshmen Class Council president for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. As policy director, he worked on projects involving general education reform, Title IX awareness and civic engagement. While serving as assistant district governor for Interact, a club that connects students to service opportunities in their community, he created a statewide food drive. He has served on the UA Faculty Senate and University Wide General Education Committee as well as the faculty governance Committee of 11 at the university.