Executive Cabinet Bylaws

Article I - Structure

Section A - Definition

  1. The elected Executive Cabinet shall consist of:

    • The Student Body President;

    • The Student Body Vice President;

    • The LSM President;

    • The YAC President;

  2. The Executive Cabinet may choose to hire additional non-elected members, as described in Article II.

  3. The Executive Cabinet voting process shall be as follows:

    • Only the Vice President, LSM President, and YAC President will vote, with the President retaining veto power unless the other three elected members unanimously approved the movement.

Section B - Executive Cabinet Officers

  1. The Student Body President shall:

    • Be the official representative for the Student Body;

    • Be the responsible communicator to the University Administration on behalf of the Student Body;

    • Sign all bills and resolutions as required by Article II, Section E;

    • Have the power to veto any legislation as defined by Article II, Section E;

    • Have the power to call and preside over meetings of the Executive Cabinet;

    • Have the power to call special meetings of Senate with at least a forty-eight hour notice to Senators.

  2. The Student Body Vice President shall:

    • Have the power to call and preside over all Senate meetings;

    • Train Senators in leadership skills and Senate procedures;

    • Assist the President in communication between Senate and the faculty and administration;

    • Succeed to the position of President should the office become vacant;

    • Fulfill the duties of the President in case of illness or absence.

  3. The LSM President shall:

    • Preside over all LSM meetings;

    • Meet regularly with the University’s Spiritual Life Committee;

    • Nominate LSM Cabinet Members to be approved by Student Life;

    • Maintain a close working relationship with the University Campus Pastor;

    • Train LSM Cabinet Members in leadership skills and day-to-day procedures.

  4. The YAC President shall:

    • Be responsible for ensuring that all YAC activities follow University guidelines;

    • Oversee the promotion of all YAC activities;

    • Train YAC coordinators in leadership skills and day-to-day procedures.

Section C - Officer Requirements

  1. Each officer shall be enrolled in at least nine credit hours at LeTourneau University throughout his or her term.

a. An officer may be exempt from this rule if they are a graduating senior enrolled in the required amount of credit hours to complete their degree and are involved in at least one other on-campus activity, granted they meet all other requirements for the officer position.

Section D - Executive Cabinet Meetings

  1. The Executive Cabinet shall meet regularly with all members.

  2. The Dean of Students shall be both invited and encouraged to attend.

  3. The Student Body President may invite additional guests as he or she deems fit.

Section E - Additional Meetings

  1. All members of Executive Cabinet are encouraged to attend Senate General Assembly, with special emphasis placed on the Student Body President and Executive Manager.

Section F - Removals and Vacancies

  1. Vacancies:

Should the office of Student Body President become vacant, the Student Body Vice President shall become President.

Should the office of Vice President, LSM President, or YAC President become vacant, the President shall nominate a replacement who fulfills the qualifications for office and who shall take office upon confirmation by a two-thirds vote of the entire Senate.

Section G - Transfers, Allocations, and Expenditures

  1. A transfer or allocation of funds by the Executive Cabinet shall require a majority vote of said cabinet. All transfers or allocations of funds by Senate shall be in the form of a bill and shall be approved by a majority vote of Senate.

  2. A transfer of funds by a branch for an event, the total cost of which shall not exceed the amount determined by the Constitutional Bylaws, must be approved by a resolution in the Senate. This approval shall occur within a reasonable time period as determined by the Constitutional Bylaws.

Article II - Non-Elected Members

Section A - Overview

  1. The Executive Cabinet may choose to hire non-elected members to perform specific functions.

  2. Non-elected members shall not be allowed to vote on changes to these Bylaws.

  3. Non-elected members shall be current students that meet the guidelines for IMPACT leadership, as defined by Student Life.

  4. Non-elected members shall be considered to be IMPACT leaders for the duration of their term.

  5. Compensation for non-elected members shall be defined below, and is subject to the restrictions of Article VII of the Constitution.

  6. The process for selection shall be defined in the position description.

  7. In order to add or subtract a non-elected position, the below portions of these Bylaws shall be amended accordingly.

Section B - Current Non-elected Positions

  1. The Executive Cabinet currently contains the following non-elected positions:

    1. Executive Manager

Section C - Executive Manager

  1. The Executive Manager shall:

    • Work to meet the advertising needs of the Executive Cabinet and coordinate the larger marketing efforts of Student Government;

    • Manage all Executive Cabinet web pages and social media outlets;

    • Create appropriate marketing materials for Student Government and distributing them accordingly;

    • Coordinate with Senate, LSM, and YAC marketing personnel to ensure coherence and effectiveness in their advertising efforts;

    • Maintain detailed and current records of Executive Cabinet funds, resources, and allocations;

    • Keep Executive Cabinet apprised of the status of Executive Cabinet funds and resources as necessary;

    • Report on the status of Executive Cabinet’s funds to Senate as required by the Constitutional Bylaws;

  2. The Executive Manager shall serve a term of one academic year, concurrent with the elected members of Executive Cabinet;

  3. The current Executive Manager shall seek out qualified candidates for the next Executive Manager in the weeks leading up to the end of the Spring semester and make recommendations to the incoming Executive Cabinet.

  4. The new Executive Manager shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of the incoming Executive Cabinet, in accordance with the voting process described in Article I.

  5. The previous Executive Manager can be re-appointed as long as they meet the requirements for service.

Article III - Finances

Section A - Compensation

  1. Compensation for the elected members of the Executive Cabinet shall be defined by the Constitutional Bylaws.

  2. Compensation for non-elected positions shall be as follows:

    1. Executive Manager - $1000 per semester.

  3. Compensation for non-elected positions serving a partial term shall be prorated according to the percentage of the term served.

Section B - Allocations

  1. Allocations for Executive Cabinet spending shall be determined by general agreement unless significant disagreement exists.

  2. Should it become necessary, allocations shall be either approved or disapproved by a majority vote of the elected members of Executive Cabinet, in accordance with the Executive voting process described in Article I.