Executive Branch

The Executive Branch is composed of 5 officers; 2 elected and 3 appointed. The Student Body President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Student Government Association while the Vice-President serves as the Speaker of the Senate. The responsibility of student organizations and finances falls under the Secretary of Finances and Student Organizations, while campus-wide programming and the Student Activities Council falls under the Secretary of Student Activities and all matters relating to the public such as social media, website management, etc. falls under the Secretary of Public Relations.  

Kiley Varney – Student Body President

Alec Loganbill – Student Body Vice President

Cassandra Voth – Chief Justice

Kate Jolliff – Secretary of Public Relations

Jalal Gondal – Secretary of Diversity Affairs

Nicholas Preheim – Secretary of Student Activities

Heath Goertzen – Speaker of the Senate

Executive Duties

The Student Body President 
  1. Serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Student Government Association
  2. Represent and protect the rights and interests of the student body
  3. Appoint all Executive Officers and Secretaries, Student Representatives and vacant Judicial and Senate Officials
  4. Serve as the Official Student Representative to the Board of Directors and President’s Cabinet
  5. Represent the Association at all functions where the Association is expected to be represented officially
  6. Have the authority to call a joint session of all branches with 48 hours’ notice
  7. Attend and Chair all meetings of the Executive Council
  8. Uphold and enforce all provisions of this Constitution and the laws of the Student Body are faithfully executed by delegating authority to Cabinet members, but accept all responsibilities for the SGA
The Student Body Vice President
  1.  Serve as Chief Executive in the absence of the Student Body President
  2. Oversee and coordinate special projects and programs of the SGA
  3.  Attend all meetings of the Executive Council
  4. Chairs the College Relations Committee
  5. Attend all meetings of the SGA Senate and only vote when a tie arises
  6. Be required to attend all Leadership Retreats and meet weekly with the SGA Advisor
The Secretary of Student Activities
  1. Serve as the Chief Programming Officer for the SGA
  2. Chair and lead all meetings of the Student Activities Council (SAC)
  3. Maintain an accurate count of all events, programs or activities put on by the Student Activities Council (SAC) and maintain the Student Activities Council Budget
  4. Be responsible for the execution of Homecoming, Winter Week, Spring Fling, Bubbert’s Awards,Welcome Week, Late Night in Thresher etc. in consultation with the SGA Advisor
  5. Approve any partnership events between outside entities
  6. Be responsible for enforcing the SGA policies relating to student organizations and responsible for executive oversight of student organizations
  7. Appoint students to the Student Activities Council and present all appointees to the SGA Advisor, Speaker and Student Body President
  8. Attend all meetings of the Executive Council
  9. Be required to attend both all Leadership Retreats and meet weekly with the SGA Advisor
The Secretary of Public Relations
  1. Serve as the Chief Public Relations Officer for the SGA
  2. Be responsible for all Student Government Association publicity
  3. Submit press releases to the Office of Institutional Communications and the Bethel College Collegian
  4. Be responsible for maintaining the SGA website
  5. Be responsible for maintaining all SGA Social Media outlets
  6. Be responsible for taking pictures at all Student Government Association and Student Activities events
  7. Be a liaison/reporter for the SGA
  8. Attend all meetings of the Executive Council
  9. Be required to attend both all Leadership Retreats and meet weekly with the SGA Advisor
The Chief of Staff
  1. Serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the SGA
  2. Represent SGA at any meetings of the Board of Directors that relates to Finances
  3. Prepare the annual Student Government Association Budget submitted to the Student Body President to be presented to the SGA Senate for approval
  4. Manage and maintain all Student Organizations accounts in consultation with the SGA Advisor
  5. Manage the effective operation of the Executive Council for the President, and executing discretionary programs and/or projects for the executive branch
  6. Assist the President and Vice-President with executing platforms goals, make decisions, and implement legislation
  7. Be required to attend all Leadership Retreats

 

 

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