Essentially, the president’s job is to oversee all five vice presidents on executive board. The president must make sure that everyone on board knows what their responsibilities are, check up on them regularly, and keep everyone on task. A regional president runs meetings with their regional board, and helps plan out all conventions throughout the CRUSY year, and works especially close with the Regional Co-Chairs to make the best Regional Convention possible. Along with this, it is necessary to have regular calls to chapter presidents and to check in to see that their goals for the year are all being completed. At conventions, the president is often making sure that T.O. Programs, ruach sessions, freshmen programming or t’fillot (services) are running well. They are also constantly making sure that everyone at convention is having a good time and understands how great USY is!
The regional president also acts as a “middle man” between the USYers and the regional director/staff. Presidential responsibilities can also reach outside overseeing the other officers on board. Year to year, presidents can start new projects to better their region. For example, something that I’ve started this year is contacting CRUSY alumni for updates and donations. Being president means working with all of the vice presidents on board and helping them in whatever way possible to make sure that everything at conventions goes as smoothly as possible!