Duties of Executives
The USUAA President and Vice President are elected by the student body in the spring general election. The president is the official spokesperson of the organization and appoints student representatives to serve on boards and special committees. The president provides direction for the organization and works closely with the vice president and speaker of the assembly to guide and support the members of the assembly.
The Vice President oversees internal matters of USUAA, performing the duties of the president in the temporary absence or inability of the President and will become President upon resignation, impeachments, recall, or incapacity of the President. The Vice President is an ex-officio member of all committees of the Assembly, appoints the Sergeant-At-Arms and members of various boards and committees.
The Speaker of the Assembly is responsible for calling, setting the agenda, and chairing all meetings of the Assembly, as well as serving as the advisory voice of the Assembly to the President and Vice President.
The Speaker of the Assembly Pro Tempore is responsible for performing the duties of the Speaker of the Assembly in her/his absence as well as serving as the Chair of the Student and Academic Affairs Committee.
The Government Relations Officer is responsible for coordinating advocacy efforts internally and externally, serving as the chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, preparing reports for the Assembly and for other governance bodies on actions taken, as well as coordinating dialogue with elected and non-elected officials on the university, municipal and state levels.
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for serving as the Chair of the Finance Committee, tracking the status of budget line items and funds remaining as well as advising the Assembly on all matters relating to the organization's finances.
The Executive Committee is composed of the President, Vice President, Speaker of the Assembly, Speaker Pro Tempore, Chief Financial Officer, and Government Relations Officer. The committee meets regularly to consider and coordinate all matters concerning the Assembly. The committee provides direction, organizational oversight, management, and strategic planning for USUAA and its committees. They address internal matters to help improve communication, support, progress, and duties of each standing committee.