The Senate President, elected by the Senate General Assembly, is the chief executive officer of Senate and presides over General Assembly meetings, Executive Board meetings and Presidents Committee meetings. The President is the chief representative officer of Senate and makes decisions of representation in absence of the General Assembly or Executive Board.
The Senate Vice President, elected by the Senate General Assembly, serves as the chief internal officer of Senate, overseeing the activities of all Senate committees and acting as the liason between the Executive Board and Senate Representatives. In the absence of the President, the Vice President exercises all duties vested in the President.
The Senate Financial Director, elected by the Senate General Assembly, is the chief budget and fiscal officer of the Senate and College Council system, serving as the official liaison between the Executive Board and the Council financial officers. The Financial Director develops and maintains the Senate and College Council budgets, keeps detailed records of expenditures incurred by Senate and the Councils, and manages the organizational appropriations process.
The Senate Policy Director, appointed by the Senate President, Vice President and Financial Director, is responsible for being knowledgeable about and conducting research on University policy and proposed changes. The Policy Director will provide updated information on the status of pending Senate bills and resolutions and, at the request of Senate members, the Director will investigate and report on prior legislative activities of the Senate.
The Senate Executive Director, appointed by the Senate President, Vice President and Financial Director, is responsible for supporting and engaging the College Councils by directing resources to benefit them, connecting Councils on academic initiatives, and fostering collaboration between the Executive Board, committee chairs, and the College Councils. Additionally, the Executive Director co-chairs the Senate Representatives Committee, which serves as forum of communication between the Councils to discuss council undertakings, legislation, and other academic issues.
The Senate Communications Director, appointed by the Senate President, Vice President and Financial Director, is responsible for promoting Senate and the College Councils to the university, keeping the university up to date on Senate initiatives and accomplishments and clearly articulating Senate’s mission and role on campus.
The Senate Administrative Director, appointed by the Senate President, Vice President and Financial Director, is responsible for managing and disseminating information from General Assemblies, supporting the functions of agencies and university-wide committees, and facilitating organization among the Senate Leadership Team.
The Senate Membership Director, appointed by the Senate President, Vice President and Financial Director, coordinates the selection process of At-Large members and oversees their involvement in Senate. The Membership Director seeks to foster leadership development and cohesion within the At-Large class and encourage a sense of community throughout the organization, including the College Councils.