The president of the Virginia Glee Club is one of two positions that has been an established officer position since the earliest days of the Glee Club; the other is the position of Manager, also known as business manager.
The president is a student member, traditionally but not always a fourth year student. From the Glee Club constitution (1995 edition):
The Virginia Glee Club shall elect from among its members a President who shall be the chief executive officer of the Virginia Glee Club. He shall be ultimately responsible for implementing Virginia Glee Club policy and programs, representing publicly the Virginia Glee Club in all situations, as well as chairing all business meetings and those other responsibilities set forth in the By-laws. The president shall have other responsibilites upon which he and the Executive or Representative Council have agreed and as set forth in the Constitution and its By-laws. The President shall have all have all authority necessary and proper to carry out these responsibilities; all other officers, representatives, officials, and employees shall be subordinate to him.