Vice President Emeritus of KSU ACJA
This section of the website was created to officially recognize former Chapter Vice
Presidents of KSU ACJA who have been bestowed the honorary title as Vice President Emeritus by the chapter membership
for their exemplary service and leadership for the subordinate chapter and Kansas
Crystian Torres was the first Vice President in Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter history for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. Mr. Torres was granted emeritus status by the KSU ACJA membership on April 19, 2012. He was also one of the primary founding fathers, along with President Hernandez, in starting and initiating KSU ACJA. His major is in Criminology with a minor in American Ethnic Studies.
Mr. Torres sparked the idea of having a fraternity designed for K-State students who had a major in Criminology, Pre-Law, and the Law Enforcement Option for Park Management and Conservation. During the Fall of 2011, Mr. Torres aspired to transfer to USF (University of South Florida) from K-State. During this process, he learned that USF had a fraternity called the American Criminal Justice Association and thought how great it would be if there was one available at Kansas State. After deciding to stay at K-State, he proceeded to get in contact with Ronnie Hernandez, a student who was widely known for his leadership talents and experience in order to get the fraternity started. At one point, Mr. Hernandez was hesitant to accept Mr. Torres' proposal for the presidency due to the fact that after having served for three years as a student leader for various committees and organizations, including student government, he wanted to take it easy his senior year. However, he thought about Crystian's proposal and how it could positively affect the students who qualified to be members. Mr. Hernandez got in contact with Mr. Torres and suggested they both start to speak with various media outlets such as the K-State Collegian, Wildcat 91.9 FM, KMAN Radio, among other sources to get the word out to the highest level possible and inform the student body that the fraternity now (at the time) existed and was already officially registered and recognized by Kansas State University.
Mr. Torres went on to further assist President Hernandez with recruiting professional guest speakers from a variety of criminal justice fields, talk with staff members from Career and Employment Services to have a field trip sponsored and worked with Treasurer Swenson to begin successful fundraisers. He was also instrumental in providing leadership to the KSU ACJA Ambassadors for student outreach. Finally, Mr. Torres attended the fraternities two standing committees (fundraiser and recruitment committees) on behalf of the President to ensure the fraternity's success in these areas.
Mr. Torres was employed by Ray's Apple Market at the time, where he was able to convince his employers to sponsor drinks for the use in recruitment events, etc.
Aside from having served as Vice President of KSU ACJA, he also served as Treasurer of the K-State Criminology Club for the 2011 - 2012 academic year.