The Executive Branch at National Model U.S. Congress will simulate the Executive Branch of the United States of America. These student leaders were elected by their peers at the previous Model Congress. If you want to find out how you can become a leader at National Model U.S. Congress, visit our volunteer page.
PRESIDENT: John Hayes
University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee
Role of the President:
At National Model U.S. Congress the president promotes a "platform" of interests that are communicated to congress. Signs, veto's, or allows a bill to become law without the support of their signature. The President will schedule and hold several press conferences and may deliver the Opening Welcome, the "State of the Union", and a Closing Speech during closing ceremonies. The President will also assist in promoting the event and work with the Executive Team on other conference planning.
VICE PRESIDENT: Jeffrey Romeu
Role of the Vice President:
The Vice President assists the President in all of his/her duties as prescribed by the president, unless the law says the President must perform those duties. The Vice President shall work in the absence of the President if he/she is not able to perform the duties of office. If necessary, the Vice President will take the office of President and appoint a new Vice President to work under him/her. The Vice President also serves as the President of the Senate, where he/she casts a vote in the event of a Senate deadlock. The Vice President will also assist in promoting the event and work with the Executive Team on other conference planning.
presidential election process
The Role of the President is very difficult to fulfill. You will work long hours, travel to other conferences, face the media, legislators and lobbyist, make hard decisions on vetoing or signing legislation, and much more.
If you understand the process and think you have what it takes, make sure you:
1) Complete the Application for President
2) Prepare a campaign speech
3) CAMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN
Presidential Election Process
Presidential Duties at National Model U.S. Congress
President: Roderick Bennett, University of West Florida
Vice President: Kaitlin Works, University of South Florida
President: Kaitlin Works-Figueroa, University of South Florida
Vice President: Roderick Bennett, University of West Florida