Position Title: President
Reports To: The Board of Directors


The President is the chief executive officer of ASI and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation, accountability and representation of the Board of Directors (BOD) by providing strategic direction on student-related issues, policies, and services that affect SFSU students and by representing the BOD. In addition, the President provides guidance and ensures focus on the goals of the BOD as developed during the ASI retreat and maintains a close working relationship with the Executive Director for guidance, support and in organizing the annual student body election process.


In addition to meeting and maintaining SFSU's academic standards, the following reflects Associated Students definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned or expected. ASI's Board of Directors may delegate additional duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Masters parliamentary procedure to facilitate and chair ASI Board meetings
  • Performs all duties of the Chairperson according to Robert's Rules and the ASI bylaws
  • Appoints student representatives, with the approval of a majority vote of the Board Of Directors, to the following: Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC), Instructionally Related Activities Committee (IRA), Student Center Governing Board (SCGB), SFSU Bookstore/Franciscan Shops Governing Board, Other campus committees or boards as requested
  • Appoints members of the Board of Directors to serve as Chairs of the standing committees within (30) thirty calendar days of inauguration, unless otherwise specified within the ASI Bylaws
  • Makes appointments of members of the Board of Directors to serve as Chair(s) within (30) thirty calendar days of the creation of any ad hoc committees
  • Serves as a student member of the University Budget Advisory
  • Acts as the Co-chair for the Student Fee Advisory Committee
  • Exercises general supervision of the business of the Board of Directors
  • Serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee and shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or the bylaws, or as may be prescribed by the Chair and/or the Board of Directors
  • Serve as an ex-officio member on all other Board committees
  • Represents the Associated Students before boards, commissions, and other policymaking groups on and off campus of the California State University, and other entities as appropriate
  • Advocates the student perspective on issues that affect the quality of student life, including the quality of education, student rights, student life, and campus issues
  • Serves as a liaison between the BOD and the SFSU President
  • Sits on two (2) ASI standing committees and one (1) university committee
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and Leadership Development Coordinator, gains a solid understanding of the powers and limitations of ASI through researching executive orders, auxiliary policies, state mandates, and other relevant codes
  • Attends the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) meetings
  • Keeps current on changes to the state budget which affect CSU students such as fee increases and cuts to outreach programs
  • Interprets past ASI board actions, and researches former referendums to advise and to have a strong depth of knowledge when making Board decisions
  • Identifies possible resources and establishes and maintains working relationships with administration, faculty and staff
  • Maintains constant communication with all of the Board members to help them to define and achieve the objectives developed by the current BOD


  • Outstanding Leadership skills
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organ,izational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance

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