President Dudley Joseph




Class: Senior

Major/Minor: Political Science/General Business

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Involvement in SGA: Commuter Senator (2010-2011), Electorate Committee Member (2010-2011),Values and Ethics Committee Chair 2011-2012, Policy Reform Chair 2012-2013

Campus Involvement: Bonner Leader 2011-present, Work Study 2010-present, FOCUS Leader 2012-2013, Honor System Council 2012-2013, Convocation Planning Committee 2012, VITA Program 2013

“I love the SGA because it is a fun group of dedicated and hard-working student advocates trying to make Stetson a better place for everyone.”

Job Description

The President shall be ultimately responsible for the effective operation of the SGA.

The President, or his or her designee, shall serve as the official representative of the SGA in all matters and shall work with entities outside of the SGA to see that the will of the students is realized.

He shall regularly report to the Senate on matters affecting the Association including the status of passed Senate legislation.

The President may, when necessary, appoint members of the SGA to serve on boards or committees outside of the SGA.

The President shall have the power to create ad-hoc committees through his or her term.

The SGA President may veto any resolution, budget, or appropriation passed by the Senate. No resolution, budget, nor appropriation shall become authorized without the signature of the SGA President, except when he or she has not vetoed the legislation within seven days after presentment, which case it shall become authorized. Should the President exercise his or her veto, he or she must notify the Speaker of the Senate in writing detailing the reasons for the veto. The Speaker shall then inform the Senate of the veto as well as the reasons behind the veto at the very next meeting of the Senate. A veto by the President may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the Senate within the same academic year.

The President, by virtue of holding the highest elected office, shall have the authority to interpret the Constitution and Bylaws on any and all matters. The President is required to submit, in writing, a notice of Presidential Interpretation to the Senate.

The President shall appoint the Secretaries of Finance, Communication, and Student Involvement.

The President may, upon necessity, issue executive orders within the purview of his or her office in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws.

The President, reserves the right to convene the Senate in extraordinary circumstances. He or she shall become responsible for contacting Senators to ensure their attendance. Notice of at least twenty-four hours must be given and the meeting must be held between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8 PM.