December 7, 2019

Descriptions of SGA positions

President: The president is the head of the executive board. He/she chairs general meetings of the Student Government Association (SGA) voting body and meetings of the executive board. The president has the power to appoint members to committees outside of SGA and recommend permanent appointments inside SGA to the executive board for majority vote. He/she enforces the bylaws of SGA, along with representing and/or acting on behalf of the student body. He/she communicates with the administration of Webster University for student initiatives. The president also gives a full accounting to SGA of information they have.

Vice president: The vice president is a part of the executive board and performs the duties of president in his/her absence. He/she assists the president with his/her duties.  He/she is in charge of the Student Grant Fund committee.

Comptroller: The comptroller is a part of the executive board and performs the duties of president in the absence of the president and the vice president. He/she chairs the budget committee. He/she enforces the policies and procedures of the budget committee. The comptroller will be held to the highest standard of accountability to the student body, along with making timely reports to the executive board and the SGA voting body. He/she is not allowed to be treasurer of any student organization that receives funds from SGA.

Secretary: The secretary’s main duties include recording the minutes of meetings.  He/she maintains a library of minutes, agendas and a legislative history. He/she is the chair of the constitution committee, along with maintaining a working history of SGA. The secretary establishes and maintains active correspondence with other necessary institutions at the direction of SGA. Also, the secretary is a member of the communications committee.

Sergeant-at-arms: The sergeant-at-arms is a part of the executive board and is chair of the communications committee. He/she is responsible for carrying out the actions of enforcement of appropriate conduct at meetings and the laws of SGA. He/she is also in charge of submitting a written report to SGA Senate for actions directed by the president.

Director of communication: The director of communication is a part of the executive board and is the internal chair of the communications committee. He/she is responsible for developing, maintaining and updating the SGA website with the latest minutes and announcements. He/she increase and maintain the recognition of the SGA name, along with promoting all events sponsored by SGA. He/she is in charge of updating the communications board every other week. He/she is also responsible for assisting the SGA adviser in updating and maintaining the SGA group on the Webster Connections website.

Student organizations liaison: The student organization liaison is a part of the executive board and is the internal chair of the communications committee. He/she is responsible for identifying and resolving any communications issues between SGA and on-campus organizations. He/she facilitate officer transitions.

Senators and officers: The senators and officers should attend all regular SGA meetings. They should serve on at least one SGA committee and two university committees. They are to submit a regular report to the SGA president and SGA voting body on matters related to SGA during meetings. They are responsible for meeting with the dean of their school once a month and report the meeting to the SGA president and SGA voting body. They also should attend the SGA retreats.

(From SGA’s constitution)

—Reporting by Olivia Heibeck.

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