FAIRBANKS (AP) -- University of Alaska students now have a voting representative on the board of regents.
Gov. Tony Knowles has appointed Derek Miller, president of the Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, to serve the rest of the term of former student regent Joe Hardenbrook.
Hardenbrook left the board in May after the Legislature chose to adjourn without voting on Knowles' appointments to several statewide boards, including the regents.
Miller was chosen from a field of six nominees selected in special elections earlier this year at the three main campuses, Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks. He will serve until the end of May.
The board is poised to tackle some weighty issues at its upcoming November meeting, including the budget and a proposed tuition increase.
Miller, 22, is a graduate of Lathrop High School in Fairbanks and a business administration major. He expects to graduate in the spring.
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