State committee will review these U of Minnesota regents candidates

After this week’s interviews to see who could fill openings on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council recommended the following candidates, whose names they’ll send to the Joint Legislative Committee for consideration.

RCAC staffer Diane Henry confirmed they are:

At-Large: Allen Anderson, Steven Hunter and Robert Kennedy

Second District: Laura Brod, Thomas Devine and Steven Sviggum

Third District: David Larson, Norman Rickeman and Roby Thompson, Jr.

Eighth District: William Burns, David McMillan, Robert Ostlund and Robert Kennedy.

Each set is vying for one seat, though Kennedy is a candidate for both the at-large and eight districts.

Brod is a former state representative, and Sviggum is former state speaker of the House.

A pool of 46 originally applied for the seats, which have six-year terms. Staggered appointments mean four seats are open every two years.