President Emeritus of KSU ACJA
This section of the website was created to officially recognize former Chapter Presidents of KSU ACJA who have been bestowed the honorary title as President Emeritus by the chapter membership for their exemplary service and leadership for the subordinate chapter and Kansas State University.
Ronnie Hernandez, Chapter President & Founding Father of KSU ACJA
Ronnie Hernandez was granted emeritus status by the KSU ACJA membership on April 19, 2012. Under the leadership of Mr. Hernandez, the group gained much success in the areas of retention and positive publicity. Thanks to the help of the K-State Collegian, Wildcat 91.9, KMAN Radio, among other media outlets, the American Criminal Justice Association - Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter received much positive attention from members of the K-State community and the Manhattan area as a whole. Mr. Hernandez took the initiative to work with the media and more to promote the fraternity to a high standard in order to let the people know of its existence as well as getting the group to a good start.
Aside from working with the media, President Hernandez initiated and launched the official website of Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter for the first time in January of 2012. He worked with professionals from web communications to take the website live on the K-State server and interconnect with social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. He was also successful in recruiting professional guest speakers from a variety of criminal justice fields, including but not limited to, the FBI, ATF, US Secret Service, DEA, a judge from the KS Court of Appeals, attorneys, and more. He also worked closely with the staff of K-State Career and Employment Services to hold a field trip to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson, KS and held a group social at the Cosmosphere and Space Center. He greatly appreciated their generosity, support, and partnership.
During his administration, he attempted to focus mainly on group retention and fundraising in order to ensure a successful future for the newly created subordinate chapter. When the chapter was first founded in December of 2011, it had 7 members total and increased to 20+ by the end of his term.
Upon conclusion of his presidency, Mr. Hernandez was named President Emeritus for his exemplary leadership and service to the fraternity and Kansas State as a whole by Kappa Sigma Upsilon. He was also awarded the "Outstanding Leadership Award" and the "Outstanding Senior Award" by the membership.
Aside from his service as Chapter President of KSU ACJA, he also served as President of the Criminology Club, as an Associate Justice of the Student Tribunal, Chairman of the SGA Elections Review Committee (last one in its history), as a Judge for the KSU Parking Citations Appeals Board, as a voting member for students who had to be reviewed by the University in the Undergraduate Grievance Board and the KSU Panel for the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Violence, among other university wide committees.
He graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology with a minor in American Ethnic Studies and Political Science. He plans to attend law school and specialize in immigration policy, wills/contracts, and family law. He would like to eventually serve in public office.
On June 17, 2012, Mr. Hernandez initiated "The Hernandez Family Leadership Award and Scholarship of KSU ACJA" which is donated through the Hernandez Family Scholarship Fund. Any student who is currently enrolled as a student at Kansas State University and is officially recognized as a member of KSU ACJA and ACJA-LAE will be eligible to apply.