The leading figure in a small group of men of whom -- and of whom only -- it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President. If that's an honor surely 'tis a greater To have been a simple and undamned spectator. Behold in me a man of mark and note Whom no elector e'er denied a vote! -- An undiscredited, unhooted gent Who might, for all we know, be President By acclimation. Cheer, ye varlets, cheer -- I'm passing with a wide and open ear! Jonathan Fomry
College and University presidents have a wide variety of roles, and the roles that are given the most time and emphasis depends on the individual president. Presidents’ major responsibilities include representing the university, fund raising, and overall decision making for the campus. The president reports to the Board of Trustees. Presidents are often traveling, and at times they are seen by students as absent from the daily campus life of students. However, securing time with a president around the issues and actions you are concerned with can be very useful. And be flexible and well prepared, you may need to sit at meeting with a president’s staff before getting time with the president. National Student Civic Engagement Week, during president’s week in February, may be an especially good time to get your president to pay attention to student actions and issues.