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NSA Speaker

NSA Speaker is a student who facilitates the legislative assembly.


According to the NSC Student Body By-Laws, it states

  1. Shall moderate and facilitate all NSA forums.
  2. Shall represent the NSA in any and all external meetings that require the attention of the NSA.
  3. During an NSA session, the Speaker may only cast a vote if done so in order to break a tie.
  4. Shall be familiar with the NSC Student Body Bylaws
  5. Shall have authority to remove a person from the meeting upon that person's repeated violation of the NSA's House Rules.
  6. Shall attend NSC Executive Board meetings to report the latest updates with NSA.
  7. Shall produce an agenda for all NTID Student Leadership Advisory Group (NSLAG) meetings and submit it to the NSA representatives at the beginning of each quarter.
  8. Shall be responsible for communicating with any visiting departments/arranging the schedule for NSLAG sessions.
  9. Shall serve as the NSA liaison to departments and groups not represented by the NSA.
  10. Shall be responsible for ensuring that NSC adheres to the expectations of the NSA.

Recommended Skills

  • Signing - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Personal Characteristics

agility; dedication; ability to work as part of a team, confidence; detail-mindedness; patience; flexibility; keen observation; stage presence; self-motivation


This section requires expansion.
No. Year NSA Speaker
1. 1997-1998 Sean Furman (replaced by Debbye Byrne)
2. 1998-1999 Mark Sullivan
3. 1999-2000 Chamroeun Dee
4. 2000-2001
5. 2001-2002
6. 2002-2003
7. 2003-2004
8. 2004-2005
9. 2005-2006 Steve Reed
10. 2006-2007 David Spiecker
11. 2007-2008
12. 2008-2009 Aaron Aucoin (succeeded by Nick Wolfe)
13. 2009-2010 Ryan Modica
14. 2010-2011 Randal Jackson (succeeded by Paul Silvasi)
15. 2011-2012 Shaina Ghodsi
16. 2012-2013 Taylor Yukawa (Succeeded by Matthew Parsley) (Replaced by Franly Ulerio-Nunez)
17. 2013-2014 David Gustafson