Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | By: Rachel Wallen
Wake Forest Law student Cheslie Kryst (JD/MBA ’17) has been appointed to the position of National Parliamentarian of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).
NBLSA is one of the nation’s largest student-run organizations. It represents nearly 6,000 students from some 200 ABA-accredited law school campuses in 48 states and Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1968 to promote the professional needs and goals of black law students, including the encouraging of professional competence and instilling in black attorneys and law students an awareness of and commitment to the needs of the black community.
Kryst, a native of Fort Mill, S.C., will serve as the National Parliamentarian for the 2015-2016 school year.
“As Parliamentarian, I will serve as an adviser to the National Chair and NBLSA on parliamentary procedure, including Robert’s Rules of Order,” Kryst said. “I will also serve as counsel to the entire National Executive Board on the NBLSA Constitution and bylaws and decide all questions of interpretation and construction of the parliamentary authority and procedural rules of NBLSA.”
Kryst is pursuing a dual JD/MBA degree in conjunction with the Wake Forest School of Business.