The amended Policy is still governed by Regents Policy on emeritus titles, which says, the "President shall make his recommendation for emeritus status to the Board of Regents."
Wording of the new policy, voted on by Faculty Senate on Nov. 4:
It is incumbent upon qualified faculty members to notify their department head of their desire to be nominated for emeritus status. The request may be made up to six months prior to the expected retirement, but not more than three years after retirement. The department head will prepare the letter of nomination and, as soon after the effective retirement date as possible, forward it through the Dean to the Provost for approval by the President and the Board of Regents, ideally in time for the next regularly scheduled Regents' Meeting. The policy applies to those who have retired since May 1, 2009.