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Law student selected as Regents rep

January 31, 2008

Ross Meyer, a first-year law student at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, has been selected for a two-year term as student representative on the Arizona Board of Regents.

Meyer’s selection by Gov. Janet Napolitano must be confirmed by the Arizona Senate, and his term would begin this summer.
Each student representative serves two years, the first year as a non-voting member. The voting seat rotates through each of the three state universities.

As an undergraduate, Meyer chose ASU because of Barrett, the Honors College. He majored in economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business and was student body president.

“I’m excited about politics because of the opportunity to make a positive change,” Meyer says. “Students have a different perspective, and we need to allow the student voice to be heard.”

While at Barrett, Meyer wrote an honors thesis on retention and graduation rates and hopes to work on those issues as a student regent.

He says that, as student body president, he worked with ASU President Michael Crow and looks forward to the opportunity again.

“He knows what he wants,” Meyer says. “When he’s working on a subject, he knows all the information. You feel like he reads all night.”
Meyer became interested in law after working at an attorney’s office as a freshman, but says he hasn’t decided what kind of law he would like to practice.

“I’m working through my classes and crossing things off,” he says.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
College of Law