Executive Branch

Mike Muller is the 80th President of the Student Government Association of Georgia College.   

The job of the Student Body President:

The terms "Student Body President" and "SGA President" are interchangeable at Georgia College. The SGA President's primary jobs are to work as a liaison between the students and the University Administration, to oversee the operations of the Student Government Association and represent students at dedications, receptions and other university events. On occasion, the president may also contact and work with other SGA colleagues and participate in the Student Advisory Council with the Board of Regents.

The president serves as the chair of the Student Activities Budget Committee (SABC) whose duty is to oversee the Student Activity Fee Budget. 

The president has the duty to approve bills and resolutions passed by the Student Senate while reserving the right to veto entire bills and resolutions and also line-item vetoes.

The president approves the Student Senate agendas but does not preside over the Student Senate. He does, however, call and conduct executive officer meetings and SGA meetings.

The president has the power to appoint a great number of positions including but not limited to:

Attorney General
Chief of Staff
Student Judicial Board Members
SGA Staff Members
Standing Committee Chairs
University-Wide Committee Members

Finally, the president is an advisor to Senators and Committee chairs in SGA. President Muller is always open to hear directly from the student body. He can be reached at sga.president@gcsu.edu.


 

More about President Mike Muller:
 

Activities and Leadership Positions:

Student Ambassador and Tour Guide

Model United Nations President

Research Assistant to the Coverdell Chair
 

Goals for 2016-2017:

Muller hopes to increase the transparency and governance of the student government association. He works to represent students on the key issues facing the University on University Committees, within University Senate, and at the wider state level. SGA has been working on a wide range of accessibility issues including midterm grades, longer study hours facilitated by the University, and parking and transportation issues.

Past Involvement in SGA

2015-2016, Freshmen Senator and Committee Chair of Community Engagement (Spring 2016)

2016-2017, Sophomore Senator and President Pro Tempore

2017-2018, President

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The Vice President is an Executive officer in the Student Government Association who is directly below President in rank. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning "in place of."

The Vice President's primary job is two fold. They must preside over the Student Senate, work directly with and manage the committees of the Senate. In doing this, they have power to approve the agenda for the senate sessions and direct parliamentary procedure in those sessions.

It is also the Vice President's job to declare the results of elections.  Ranging from Fall Senate Elections, Spring Executive Elections and Mr. and Ms. Georgia College, the Vice President declares and makes public the results.

The Vice President's duties to uphold the SGA Constitution also come into play quite frequently as it is the Vice President's job to resolves constitutional inquiries. They also must ensure that the proper procedures are carried out to enforce and enact a bill or resolution passed by the Student Senate.

The Vice President also has a duty to fellow Executive Officers as they aid with budget preparation and schedules visitors into the senate agenda and reporting such to the Secretary. In the President's absence, the Vice President may also preside over an Executive Officer Meeting.

The Vice President serves on many statutory councils and university committees while chairing SGA's own Campus Issues Committee and appointing ad hoc committee members and chairs thereof. They also appoint Senators to standing SGA committees, excluding Academic Travel Fund Committee, which all members are appointed by the Treasurer.

Finally, it is their duty to serve in a public relations capacity to see that the student body is informed of all actions taken by SGA.

Matthew D. Jones

Vice-President

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The Secretary's job is mainly dealing with the recording, processing and maintenance of the official business of the Student Government Association.

In the case of legislation coming before the Student Senate, the secretary may rewrite bills and resolutions before sending them through the process. The secretary is the one who directs this process which is roughly outlined below:

  • Assigns Senator to complete a bill if one is requested by an RSO
  • Copies of legislation are made for the Student Senate, the Vice President of Student Affairs and the SGA Advisors.
  • If the legislation passes, the Vice President's and President's Signatures are made on the legislation and a record is kept in the official archives.
  • If the legislation is a bill, the Allocated Funds Usage from is secured after a 'Pass' by the senate and the expenses are incurred.

 

On a more day to day operational note, the Secretary ensures that all Senators receive mail in the SGA office and informs senate of the status of legislation and prepares copies of minutes and agendas.

The Secretary also ensures that meeting rooms and equipment are reserved when necessary and records meeting attendance and corresponds with Attorney General after every meeting. They are also responsible for informing senators of meeting dates, times, locations and any changes that may arise. When absences are required, the Secretary documents and logs them in the records.

Kenneth Adams

Secretary

 

The Treasurer is the elected SGA Executive that is responsible for seeing that all aspects of SGA's financial recording, communication, audit and governance are conducted with integrity and University Policy.

The Treasurer works day after day to process and prepare payment requests for students and companies to get reimbursed through SGA funds.

With the assistance of the President and the Vice President, the Treasurer sets the budget and adjusts accordingly throughout the fiscal year. Each week, budget reports are provided to the Student Senate to ensure that the budget is clear, on track and transparent.

In addition to maintaining the budget, the Treasurer is the chair of the Academic Travel Fund Committee which provides limited financial support to students who are presenting scholarly research or a project presentation at an academic conference or workshop. They also appoint senators to this committee.

Finally, the Treasurer may serve on other statuary councils or university committees to represent the students.

Need Funding for an Academic Conference?

The form below must be completed in full and submitted to the SGA Treasurer a minimum of 72 business hours prior to departure for any travel to be funded. The committee Chairman will schedule a hearing upon the receipt of your application. Once the hearing is scheduled and held, you will be informed on how much the committee wishes to allocate for reimbursement.

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Sarah Smith

Treasurer

The Primary job of the Attorney General is to oversee and conduct the Student Judicial Process at GC and act as a counsel and executive for the Student Government Association.

As stated, the primary job of the Attorney General is to confer with the Vice President for Student Affairs of Georgia College on Judicial Issues and presents Judicial cases to the Judicial Board.

Acting in an Executive Officer capacity, the Attorney General confirms election results and oversees the Vice President's use of parliamentary procedure in the Student Senate. The Attorney General is also responsible for warning and dismissing senators for excessive absences.

Drew Neiner

Attorney General

The President Pro Tempore or "PPT" is a constitutionally recognized officer of the Student Government Association who presides over the chamber in the absence of the normal presiding officer. The phrase "pro tempore" means "for the time being."

Aside from the chamber duties of the President Pro Tempore, they chair the Senate Rules & Oversight Committee which deals with the internal workings of Student Government as well as assisting with public relations, elections and the approval of new RSOs.

The President Pro Tempore is charged with reviewing and bringing up conflicts within the internal workings of SGA to the Executive and Legislative branches. They are required to perform the duties of a senator and in the event that the Office of the Vice President becomes vacant, they assume the role. In assisting the other officers, the President Pro Tempore handles any Secretary or Treasurer overload.

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President Pro Tempore

Amelia Lord