Presiding & Supporting Officers

KUNA Officer Overview

Each KUNA is led by a team of Presiding Officers, who are elected by the Assembly or chosen by their program area to serve for a full year leading up to their Assembly. Presiding Officers “preside” over (lead) a specific program area at KUNA.

KUNA and KYA Presiding Officers attend Spring PO Retreat (HS Presiding Officers Only) and Fall PO Retreat to train and plan with their Presiding Officer teams:

Spring PO Retreat (HS Only)
May 19-20, 2018
Downtown Louisville YMCA

Fall PO Retreat
August 25-26, 2018
YMCA Camp Piomingo

Each program area also has Supporting Officers, who have a specific leadership role within their area, and begin serving once selected in the winter prior to their Assembly.

These positions are either application-based or appointed (see the chart at the bottom of this page for which positions require applications):

  • Application-Based – Must apply, then register for SO Training if selected
  • Appointed – Only need to register for SO Training when it opens

To apply for an application-based Supporting Officer position, click the link below. This application is only open for a set period of time:

KUNA SO Application
Application Period: January 1-18, 2018
Selections Announced: January 25, 2018

All Supporting Officers, along with the Presiding Officers who help lead the training, are required to attend one of our Supporting Officer Trainings held prior to KUNA:

KUNA SO Training 1
February 11, 2018 | 1:00-5:00pm
Louisville – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Required for all Presiding and Supporting Officer positions except Committee Chairs – Chairs can choose between attending Training 1 or 2.

KUNA SO Training 2 (Chairs Only)
February 25, 2018 | 1:00-5:00pm
Frankfort – KY YMCA Office

Alternate date only available to Committee Chairs

Once you have been selected via application or appointed as a Supporting Officer, you must register for SO Training by clicking on the link below:

KUNA SO Training Registration
Opens January 25, 2018


KUNA Officer Roles

Program Area   Presiding Officers   Supporting Officers
Gen. Assembly Pres. of the UN GA Committee Chairs
HS & MS Elected from Candidates Appointed by Delegations

Secretariat Secretary General Chief of Staff
HS & MS Elected from Candidates Appointed by Sec. Gen.
*HS Only Deputy Sec. General* Under-Sec. Gen.* (7)
Elected from Candidates Apply | Exp. Delegates

Sec. Council Sec. Council President Sec. Council Clerk
HS & MS Chosen by Program Area Appointed by SC Pres.

Intl. Court ICJ President (2) ICJ Justices (4)
HS Only Chosen by Program Area Apply | Exp. Delegates

Media Corps Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor(s)
HS Only Chosen by Program Area Apply | Exp. Delegates