Office of the Parliamentarian

2017-2018 Officer: Richard Ignoffo |


Richard is a first year student in the Master of Public Administration program at UNC Charlotte, and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Political Science and Public Administration Department. In August 2017, Richard was appointed to serve as Parliamentarian of the Graduate & Professional Student Government for a one year term. Richard graduated magna cum laude with his bachelor's degree focused on a major in political science and minor in psychology from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May of 2017. While attending UNC Charlotte as an undergraduate, Richard spent nearly seven years working in the private sector. Richard has worked as a district manager in local store marketing, senior manager, regional trainer, and an inventory specialist. Recently, Richard spent the summer working as a Graduate Assistant for the Community Relations Department of UNC Charlotte as a primary researcher for non-profits in the Charlotte region, and developing a database for all non-profits in the surrounding region. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Richard currently resides in the Concord/Kannapolis area of North Carolina.

About the position

The Parliamentarian shall be responsible for advising the Senate and the Executive Officers on matters of parliamentary procedure. He or she shall be responsible for knowing Robert’s Rules of Order, for giving an orientation in both the fall and the spring semesters to the Senate on parliamentary procedure, and for over-seeing all votes and elections in the Senate. The parliamentarian should be able to pass the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) membership examination (