|Does the seat come with a vote?|
At present, the current student Regent is pushing for additional student representation and eventually a second voting student Regent.** Yours truly has no info on the likelihood of his success in that endeavor. But if you ask how many Regents do the faculty have, the answer is a round ZERO. Yes, there are two faculty "advisors" from the Academic Senate. And they can talk at meetings. But they have no voting rights.
Why is it that the faculty have not even one voting Regent? It can't be because Regents are supposed to be disinterested when it comes to UC policy. If that were the case, there would be no voting student Regent. The student Regent votes on such matters as tuition. So the question remains: Why is there no voting faculty Regent?