Student Regents

Jared Gorshe

Hometown: Scottsdale

Business Phone: TBD

Student Regent Jared Gorshe was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey and began his term July 1, 2015. He is a member of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the Legislative Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee. Regent Gorshe graduated with two undergraduate degrees - political science and criminal justice - in May from Northern Arizona University. He is currently enrolled in the master of public administration program at Northern Arizona University.

While an undergraduate, he served the chief of staff for the Associated Students of NAU. Additionally, Regent Gorshe was elected to the student senate and was hired as the senate parliamentarian. He served as the chairman of the Arizona Federation of College Republicans and was an intern for United States Senator Jeff Flake and United States Congressman Paul Gosar. Regent Gorshe is an Arizona native and youngest of six children.

Vianney Careaga

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Business Phone: 602-229-2514

Student Regent Vianney Careaga was appointed to the board by Gov. Doug Ducey and began his term on July 1, 2016. He currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Health Affairs Committee. Regent Careaga is a student at the University of Arizona where he is a political science major with a minor in philosophy. He has served with the Associated Students of the University of Arizona as the director of civic engagement and was senior class president at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson. He has also interned for Sen. John McCain and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. Careaga has held many leadership roles within the Boy Scouting Program, most notably serving as a section chief for the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouting’s National Honor Society. He remains an active member of his community by volunteering on his high school’s alumni council, serving as an assistant scoutmaster in his Boy Scout Troop, and by serving as president for the local chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Regent Careaga’s first year on the board will be served as a non-voting member.

Selection of the Student Regent

  • The Student Regent is chosen through a rigorous process that begins with candidates applying to the Board of Associated Students of Arizona.
  • The student Board forwards three final candidates to the local student government on campus where the nominees are confirmed and forwarded to the Governor's office.
  • The Governor conducts interviews and nominates one student for the position.
  • The Governor's nominee must be confirmed by the Arizona Senate.


  • A student was first added to the Board in a non-voting position in 1978.
  • The Student Regent was granted voting privileges during the 1989-90 term.
  • A statute passed by the 44th Legislature (2000) added a second, non-voting student member to the Arizona Board of Regents.
  • Student Regents are now appointed for two years; the first year is served as a non-voting member and the second year as the voting Student Regent.

Student Regent History

Full NameUniversityReplacedYear BeginYear End
Vianney CareagaUAMark Naufel20162018
Jared GorsheNAUValerie Hanna20152017
Mark NaufelASUKaitlin Thompson20142016
Valerie HannaUATyler Bowyer20132015
Kaitlin ThompsonNAUWilliam R. Holmes20122014
Tyler BowyerASUJennifer Ginther20112013
William HolmesUARoss Meyer20102012
Jennifer GintherNAUDavid Martinez III20092011
Ross MeyerASU20082010
David Martinez IIIUAEdward Hermes20072009
Mary VeneziaNAUBenjamin Graff20062008
Kolby GranvilleASUWes McCalley20052005
Edward HermesASUKolby Granville20052007
Benjamin GraffUADanelle Peterson-Kelling20042006
Wes McCalleyNAUMatthew Meaker20032005
Danelle Peterson-KellingASUMyrina Robinson20022004
Matthew MeakerUA20012003
Myrina RobinsonNAUMary Echeverria20012002
Mary EcheverriaASUChristine Thompson20002001
Christine ThompsonUAJennifer Reichelt19992000
Jennifer ReicheltNAUJohn Platt19981999
John PlattASUJonathan Schmitt19971998
Jonathan SchmittUAMark Davis19961997
Mark DavisNAUDavid Tung19951996
David TungASUSpencer Insolia19941995
Spencer InsoliaUARhian Evans19931994
Rhian EvansNAUAbedon Fimbres19921993
Abedon FimbresASUDanny Siciliano19911992
Danny SicilianoUAPeggy Steffens19901991
Peggy SteffensNAUPatrick McWhortor19891990
Patrick McWhortorASUJoseph Mikitish19881989
Joseph MikitishUAFelicia Morelos née Martinez19871988
Felicia MartinezNAUNora Ann Gerges née Colton19861987
Nora Ann Gerges née ColtonASUPaul Julien19851986
Paul JulienUAKathleen Couey née Clark19841985
Kathleen ClarkNAUVada Manager19831984
Vada ManagerASU19821983
Shannon MartyUARenee Marler19811982
Renee MarlerNAUJoel Stiner19801981
Joel StinerASUAndrew Federhar19791980
Andrew FederharUA19781979