The Board consists of 26 members, all of whom have a vote:
- 18 regents are appointed by the governor for 12-year terms
- One is a student appointed by the Regents to a one-year term
- Seven are ex officio members — the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC and the UC president.
In addition, two faculty members — the chair and vice chair of the Academic Council — sit on the board as non-voting members.