Leadership Descriptions

Each member of the CEGSS Leadership has an important role to serve.  Read below to find out more about each leaders job description.

President/Vice President

The President and Vice President are complimentary roles that represent one member from CMHD and one from EEO. Ideally, the VP will replace the President after their 1 year tenure. These roles involve organizing meetings, communications with the department, attending faculty meetings, and assisting with other leadership roles as needed.


The Secretary is responsible for taking notes at meetings and disseminating information to members in a concise, impactful way. The Secretary is also responsible for monthly newsletters; this involved acquiring updates from all leadership members, department staff and faculty, and sending out an attractive and informative email at the first workday of the month.


The Treasurer is responsible for all CEGSS funds; this involves the CEGSS petty cash fund and funding from the department. The Treasurer should understand and have a clear record of all transactions made. All members are to work through the Treasurer for monetary needs (this can be funding for events, repayments, travel needs, etc.)

Social Chair

The Social Chair is a very diverse role that is often very collaborative with other leadership members. The Social Chair is responsible for organizing all non-meeting events. They work closely with the Media Coordinator for dissemination of event information and the Treasurer for budgeting. There may be overlap with the Social Chair and the Workshop Coordinator.

Media Coordinator

The Media Coordinator is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date online presence (web page, social media, etc.). No less than monthly updates should be made to ensure an active online presence. The Media Coordinator is responsible for ensuring effective communication and marketing of events and meetings, as well as using the best technologies.

Community Outreach Coordinator

The CSC is the coordinator of all volunteer opportunities. They are responsible for finding consistent collaborations between CEGSS and the community, as well as less frequent opportunities, such as involvement in festivals or non-repeating events. The CSC is responsible for understanding any training needed for these opportunities, as well as organizing opportunities for CEGSS members to be trained. If a commitment is needed from the collaborators, CSCs must ensure appropriate coverage from CEGSS leadership and general members

Workshop Coordinator

The Workshop Coordinator primarily handles the workshops throughout the semester that are designed to be informative and structured. These events may occur in conjunction with social events, or independently. The Workshop Coordinator must arrange for appropriate event spaces, information dissemination, and other stages of the planning process

Biology Symposium Director

This position is responsible for building a team that will plan and coordinate the end-of-year event that involves the entire Biology department. This event is comprehensive, involving research presentations, socializing, awards ceremonies, and elected speakers. The Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all stages of the planning, acting as the primary liaison and communication hub. They should maintain a singular vision in the planning, and is responsible the day of the event for ensuring all goes according to plan.

Recruitment Chair

This position was created in 2019 and is designed to help coordinate the incomming department graduate recruits.


This position was created in 2019. The photographer is responsible for documenting CEGSS events and works closely with the Media Coordinator.

Speaker Coordinator

This position, once under the responsibilities of the President, was created in 2019 to ensure that CEGSS sponsored at least one keynote speaker per year. The Speaker Coordinator nominates and organizes a speaker about a topic that CEGSS members are interested in.