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Appendix K: Appeals to the Board of Regents

Appeals To The Board Of Regents

Any person in the University System for whom no other appeal is provided, and who is aggrieved by a final decision of the President of an institution, may apply to the Board of Regents, without prejudice to his position, for a review of the decision, except that the Board will not accept or consider appeals based on academic grades, residency status for tuition purposes, parking and other violations of traffic regulations. In such matters the decision of the President shall be final and binding for all purposes.

The application for review of the matter under appeal shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Secretary of the Board within a period of twenty calendar days following the decision of the President. It shall state the decision complained of and the redress desired. A review by the Board is not a matter of right, but is within the sound discretion of the Board. If the application for review is granted, the Board, or a committee of the Board, or a Hearing Officer appointed by the Board, shall investigate the matter thoroughly and report their findings and recommendations to the Board. The Board shall render its decision thereon within sixty days from filing date of the application for review or from the date of any hearing which may be held thereon. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all purposes.