President

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Crystal Diaz

Name: Crystal Diaz

Year: Senior

Position: President

Studying: Political Science Major and Hispanic Studies Minor 

Why did you join Senate: I joined Senate because it’s one of the best ways to create meaningful and sustainable change in the community I love. I want other Bennies to have a positive experience at Saint Ben’s that is inclusive and memorable.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the koi pond area on the CSB campus. It’s beautiful and peaceful.

Email: [email protected]


President Duties:

  • Chair all Saint Ben’s Senate meetings according to Sturgis Parliamentary Procedure with no speaking terms. 
  • Call special meetings of the Saint Ben’s Senate when necessary.  
  • Serve as a member of the Saint Ben’s Senate for two semesters.  
  • Chair the Executive Board meetings.
  • Vote in case of a tie, when that vote affects the outcome, or when votes occur in ballot.  
  • Interpret the Saint Ben’s Senate Constitution and by-laws, except in cases of violation.  
  • Assist any responsibilities and duties of each senator. 
  • Meet with Saint Ben’s Senate faculty advisor when necessary.  
  • Aid the Saint Ben’s Senate Vice President in coordinating correspondence with any affiliated state or national organization and other student governments.  
  • Meet with the President of the College once a semester. 
  • Assist the Public Relations Representative with press releases and final approval of all messages sent on behalf of the Saint Ben’s Senate.  
  • Meet twice per month with the Saint John’s Senate President.  
  • Keep a detailed record of Saint Ben’s Senate member absences and board report submissions.  
  • Meet twice per month with the CSB Dean of Students.  
  • Oversee senate project goals and individual senator goals.  
  • Maintain adequate supplies in the Saint Ben’s Senate Office.  
  • Aid and oversee the Saint Ben’s Senate Vice President in the planning and implementation of the fall and spring retreats.
  • Create the agenda each week for the Saint Ben’s Senate meetings.  
  • Present Saint Ben’s Senate goals to the President of the College and her Cabinet at the beginning of the fall semester.