Request to Address the Board
The Wayne State University Board of Governors welcomes comments from students, faculty, employees, campus organizations and other members of the university community and the general public. The opportunity for the public to provide comments is an important part of the board's deliberations. The Board generally hears remarks without comment. However, after a presentation to the Board, governors may ask questions of, briefly thank or otherwise engage the person or persons making the presentation.
To accommodate public comments, the Board reserves a portion of its regular meeting for individuals and groups who wish to address the Board. A request to address the Board can be made by completing the Request to Address form below. The written request must be received by the Office of the Secretary to the Board of Governors at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. The request must state the reasons for appearing and must include relevant materials on the subject matter of the request. The presiding officer will recognize persons who have provided the required information. To ensure the proper recognition of speakers, any change in the original information should be provided to the Secretary to the Board before the presentation.
Individual presentations are limited to 3-5 minutes per presentation, with a total of 15 minutes for any one topic, unless extended by the Board Chair. If multiple requests are received for presentations on the same topic and viewpoint, it is recommended that a representative be chosen to present its point of view. When the Board believes that adequate public input has been obtained on any issue, testimony may be closed by majority vote.