Senate President: Sam Diaz
New Student Union 3257
Office Phone: (850)-644-1811
Monday: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
All office hours performed in-person, please email to schedule a Zoom appointment.
Meeting ID: 955 0894 6768
The Senate President is responsible for residing over weekly Senate sessions. The individual is selected to serve for one-year term. The Senate President maintains order in Senate chambers, keeps decorum, and appoints Senators to committees. The Senate President is the official voice when dealing with A&S fees with the Administration.
Senate President Pro Tempore: Patrick A. DuChêne
New Student Union 3256
Office Phone: (850)-644-1811
Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Senate President Pro Tempore acts as the residing officer of the Senate if the President is unable to do so. The Senate Pro Tempore also Chairs the Rule and Calendar Committee, which oversees the Senate Rules of Procedure and keeps track of all Senate goals, projects and initiatives. Additionally, the Pro Tempore maintains relations with the Congress of Graduate Students and aids senators in writing legislation .
Officers of the Senate:
Senate Clerk: Sofia Binjaku
The Senate Clerk is responsible for distributing legislation, ballots, messages and other literature to Senators within the Chamber. The Clerk also performs any other duties that the Senate President or President Pro-Tempore shall determine to be necessary.
Senate Parliamentarian: Reghan Chartrand
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The Parliamentarian advises the Senate on matters of procedure and pertinent laws, statutes, and constitutional provisions and enforces the rules relating to procedure. The Parliamentarian maintains order in the Senate Chambers under the direction of the President or other presiding officer(s). The Parliamentarian strictly enforces the rules relating to conduct within the Senate Chambers. The Parliamentarian serves at the discretion of the President and performs any other duties that the President shall determine to be necessary.
Senate Press Secretary: Zaria Barnes
The Press Secretary is responsible for maintaining the Senate social media presence and outreach and creates a weekly calendar of Student Senate funded or related events. The Press Secretary works with committee chairs to help inform the student body on committee meeting information. The Press Secretary also performs any other duties that the Student Senate President or President Pro- Tempore shall determine to be necessary for these purposes.
Senate Historian: Lauryn Klostreich
The Historian is responsible for taking minutes of meetings of the Student Senate. The Historian shall also perform any other duties that the Student Senate President or President Pro-Tempore shall determine to be necessary for these purposes.