Untitled - Kappa Kappa Psi by jianghongl


                                                                                   Incoming National President
                                                                                  ADAM D. CANTLEY
                                                 Brothers, In 2001, I sat in the delegation at my    with our brothers in the Alumni Association to
                                                 first National Convention in Corpus Christi,        support a program that is a thriving extension
                                                 Texas, as Northeast District President. Ten         of the Kappa Kappa Psi student experience.
                                                 years later, with the support of my brothers           Finally, in this biennium we will examine the
                                                 and family, I humbly look forward to serving        national image of our fraternity. We will then
                                                 as your next National President. These past         reimagine our marketing plans and create
Adam Cantley is currently serving his            six years on the National Council have helped       an outreach campaign that is consistent and
third term on the national council as the        me develop a corporate and professional             broadcasts our values to individuals who
National Vice President for Colonization         knowledge about our fraternity that I will          are not affiliated with our organization. By
and Membership (2009-2011) for Kappa
Kappa Psi. In March of 1999, Adam was
                                                 combine with innovative ideas to continue           exploring our image and message, we will re-
initiated into the Omicron Chapter at West       the great work of our organization. This is truly   energize our mission and make sure it is at the
Virginia University. While a student at WVU,     an exciting time to be affiliated with Kappa        forefront of our public image.
Adam participated in both the Mountaineer        Kappa Psi, and I appreciate this opportunity            Brothers, I have discussed the importance
Marching Band and the WVU Concert Band.          that has been afforded to me by our student         of Kappa Kappa Psi being a values-based
In marching band he served as a rank leader
for four years and was named Outstanding
                                                 membership. I am passionate about the               organization and how it prompted my
Four Year Senior during the 2001 marching        experiences we provide our members and I            candidacy in 2009. Kappa Kappa Psi has
season. In addition to his responsibilities to   want our organization to continue to flourish.      taught me the importance of music,
the Omicron chapter, Adam served the on                Professionally as Fraternity and Sorority     leadership, service, and our ritualistic lessons.
the Northeast District Council as Alumni         Advisor, I constantly remind students that          Next biennium, with united resolve, we will
Liaison, Vice President for Colonization and
                                                 they have joined a values-based organization        strive to embody these cornerstones of our
Membership, and as the 2001-2002 District
President. In 2002, he was award the J. Lee      when they join a fraternity or sorority. I          organization and continue to demonstrate
Burke Student Achievement Award. Adam            challenge them to live those values, recruit        they are as relevant today as they were in
completed his B.A.in Integrated Sciences/        members who have those same beliefs, and            1919. Keeping the men and women who make
Biology and his M.A. in Secondary Education      continue living them beyond their four years        up our fraternity in mind, we will educate
in 2003. He is a Life Member of both Kappa
                                                 of undergraduate affiliation on campus.             students on the power of our values and how
Kappa Psi and the West Virginia University
Alumni Association.                              Being part of such an organization can truly        our policies have a positive impact on our
      After graduating, Adam continued to        challenge and support the college experience        lives. Risk management isn’t just something to
serve the Fraternity as its sixth National       like no other opportunity. Fraternal ritual isn’t   keep us from getting sued; it’s about creating
Chapter Field Representative (2003-              a ceremony; it is lifetime commitment. Kappa        a safe experience for young men and women
2005). During this time he represented the
                                                 Kappa Psi presents that same opportunity to         that empowers our purposes. Recruitment
fraternity at many professional conferences,
visited over 125 chapters of Kappa Kappa         our membership. We will continue to engage          isn’t just about sustaining the future of Kappa
Psi, and worked with thousands of brothers       our members in conversations about the              Kappa Psi; it’s about building meaningful
across the nation. Adam earned a M.S.            mission and values of our organization that         relationships with young men and women and
in Educational Leadership and College            have withstood the test of time. We will hold       showing how Kappa Kappa Psi will make them
Student Development from Oklahoma
                                                 members accountable to these standards              better individuals. Membership education isn’t
State University in 2008. At OSU Adam
was the graduate assistant for the Vice          impartially and celebrate those who exemplify       about indoctrinating and institutionalizing
President for Students and the Office of         them. We will stay on the forefront of risk         candidates to fit an organization; it’s about
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. He advised      management conversations for not only               teaching young men and women skills and
the Interfraternity Council, served as a live    our organization, but also the entire field         helping them to realize how our values can
in advisor for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity,
                                                 of college bands. It is our responsibility to       make their lives better.
and coordinated several programs. During
that time he was elected National Vice           encourage practices that enable our fraternity          This letter is only a glimpse into the future
President for Student Affairs (2005-2007)        and college bands to thrive for many years.         of Kappa Kappa Psi next biennium. It will be
and was instrumental in the creation of the           I challenge you all with one question. Is      shaped at National Convention, by the actions
fraternity’s Summer Leadership Symposia          Kappa Kappa Psi still relevant today? I would       of our brothers and the through the changing
Program. Adam also served the Fraternity
                                                 hope we would all argue “Yes” because of the        landscape of universities and bands. However,
as National Vice President Programs (2007-
2009) overseeing the creation of current the     fraternity’s impact on our lives. However, as       as we remain true to our values that have
Hazing, Alcohol, and Controlled Substance        an organization we must constantly evolve           endured for more than 90 years and challenge
Policies with Tau Beta Sigma.                    and plan for our future relevance with college      ourselves to be relevant participants in the
       Currently he serves as the Assistant      students, band programs, and university             modern band movement, I look forward to
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at      communities at large. We will examine               navigating that future with you. Thank you
Virginia Tech. His main responsibilities
include advising the Panhellenic Council         fraternity programming to ensure we are             again for this opportunity.
and their 13 chapters, Greek education and       providing purposeful experiences. We will
leadership programming, and advising the         continue to engage in conversations about
Greeks Giving Back Community Service             current leadership development models and           and the Personal Power: A ResponseAbility Program. Adam
Program. Adam also sits on the Sexual            how to apply them to our programming. We            is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity,
Violence Prevention Council and Eating
Disorders and Body Image Awareness               will reach out to students, directors and other     the Association of Fraternity Advisors, Order of Omega, and
                                                 stakeholders to gain perspective on how             the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Committee for Virginia Tech. Adam is also
                                                                                                     Musically, Adam has been active in the Stillwater Community
a facilitator with CAMPUSPEAK Inc., working      Kappa Kappa Psi can meet their needs in an          Band while in Oklahoma and currently is a member of the
with their Advance Panhellenic Program           ever changing world. We will also partner           Blacksburg Master Chorale and sits on their board of directors.
                                                         Candidate for National Vice President for Colonization and Membership
                                                                              CHRISTINE F. BEASON
                                               Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, I am pleased           curriculum assessment. I believe these skills
                                               to announce my candidacy for National Vice          will help me to develop national resources for
                                               President for Colonization and Membership. I        chapters to use in their Membership Education
                                               have served the Fraternity since 2005 in various    Programs.
                                               roles, including chapter sponsor, North Central         3. As a Band Director, I understand what
                                               District Governor, and National Vice President      other directors want to see from their chapters,
Christine F. Beason was appointed Director     for Programs. As a college band director I          but I have also learned that many directors do
of Instrumental Studies at Texas Wesleyan      believe I have an important perspective to          not take the time to explain these goals to
University in 2010. Her duties include         bring to the Fraternity that qualifies me to        the chapters. I believe I can serve as a liaison
directing the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble,
coordinating instrumental instruction, and
                                               continue to serve on the National Council.          between directors and chapters to help both
teaching music education classes.                   I became the Chapter Sponsor of the Eta        parties have mutual goals.
                                               Delta chapter at Eastern Illinois University            Over the last few years our Fraternity has
Christine F. Beason received a Bachelor        in 2003. I was very active with the chapter,        experienced tremendous growth. We now
of Music Education from Georgia State          attending most meetings and events. Not             have over 5000 active brothers! I believe the
University in 1996, and a Master of Music
Education from the University of Illinois at
                                               long after in 2005, I became North Central          next VPCM should focus more on continuing
Urbana-Champaign 2003. She is currently        District Governor. I was able to build upon         education and high quality membership. As
pursuing a doctorate in education at           an already solid foundation to encourage the        VPCM I would like to:
the University of Illinois. Prior to her       district to strive higher than ever before. More        1. Develop National resources to help
appointment at TWU, Mrs. Beason was the        band directors became involved in district          chapters and colonies with Membership
Director of Bands at Quincy University from
                                               events, and the musical focus of the district       Education. I would like to post lesson power
2005 to 2010, and Director of Athletic Bands
at Eastern Illinois University from 2003 to    reached an all time high. By 2008, the district     point presentations and/or videos on the
2005. Mrs. Beason taught for six years in      was able to host the first North Central District   National web site available for any chapter to
Marietta, Georgia as the Director of Bands     Intercollegiate Band.                               use. I plan to expand upon the lesson outline
at Smitha Middle School. During that time,         I was elected to serve as the National Vice     found in the guide to membership, including
she also worked as an assistant at Osborne
                                               President for Programs in 2009. As NVPP, I          more details and lesson suggestions.
High School in Marrietta, Georgia.
                                               have promoted existing programs as well as              2. Develop resources for Band Directors.
Mrs. Beason was named National Vice            proposed new programs. I worked to publicize        The intent of these resources is to get some
President of Programs for Kappa Kappa          and organize the two Leadership Symposia            directors more involved with chapters in a
Psi in 2009. Prior to that appointment, she    held in 2009. To promote existing awards            mutually beneficial manner.
was Co-Governor of Kappa Kappa Psi for
                                               I presented workshops at three different                3. Continue President Mills’ campaign to
the North Central District. She is also an
honorary member of the National Chapters       District Conventions and sent countless             eliminate hazing in college bands. I hope to
of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma,         emails across list serves and Facebook groups.      present chapters with positive alternatives to
and holds memberships in the Collegiate        I am overseeing a committee to evaluate our         hazing.
Band Director’s National Association, Music    current leadership training programs and                Thank you for considering my application
Educator’s National Conference, Illinois
                                               potentially discuss changes. President Mills        for National Vice President for Colonization
Music Educator’s Association, Women Band
Directors International, and College Music     began an aggressive campaign to eliminate           and Membership. If the brotherhood wishes,
Society.                                       hazing in college bands, and I am very happy        I would be willing to serve again as National
                                               to be on the committee to reach this goal.          Vice President for Programs. If you have any
Mrs. Beason is active as an adjudicator and            When I became NVPP, I realized a few        questions, please do not hesitate to contact
clinician. She has made guest appearances
                                               omissions in our programs and awards. In            me.
with numerous high school bands in
Georgia, Illinois, and Missouri, and teaches   order to promote musicianship among our
private brass and conducting lessons. She      individual active brothers, I proposed two
has also taught drill writing courses for      new additions: 1. a concerto competition to
students at EIU and QU. Christine currently    be held at the 2011 National Convention,
resides in Arlington, TX with her husband
                                               and 2. a new award recognizing outstanding
Chris and daughter Ella.
                                               musicianship within a chapter. This award will
                                               be discussed at the 2011 National Convention
                                               in the Programs Committee.
                                                       I believe that I will be a very effective
                                               National Vice President for Colonization and
                                               Membership for a number of reasons:
                                                  1. I went through the colonization process at
                                               Quincy University and will be going through
                                               the process again with Texas Wesleyan
                                               University. This gives me first hand experience
                                               with the frustrations and successes of the
                                               colonization process.
                                                 2. As an educator, I understand lesson
                                               planning, organization of curriculum, and
                                                                      Candidate for National Vice President for Programs
                                                                                      JACK D. LEE III
                                                 Brothers, It is with great dedication and           a Fraternity Program in my position as Vice
                                                 excitement that I announce my candidacy             President for Programs.
                                                 for Kappa Kappa Psi National Vice President               Kappa Kappa Psi has been developing
                                                 for Programs for the 2011-2013 biennium.            leaders since our founding in 1919. Through
                                                 I have thoroughly looked at the duties and          membership education we build the
                                                 requirements of the office, and have worked         foundation of fraternal knowledge that
Jack Lee is currently serving as the National    with this office in my current position as          continues into our roles as active members.
Vice President for Student Affairs on the        National Vice President for Student Affairs.        As active members we truly develop and
Kappa Kappa Psi National Council. Jack           Additionally, my current work on the National       mature as leaders. To help build strong leaders
was initiated as an active brother in March
2005 at The University of Texas at Arlington
                                                 Council, Fraternal history, and educational         in Kappa Kappa Psi, I plan to implement a
in the Delta Sigma Chapter. While at The         background provide a strong foundation for          “Leadership Development Video Series.” This
University of Texas at Arlington he actively     success.                                            series can be used by chapters across the
participated in Marching band, the wind              One of the primary functions of the office      nation to help develop leaders not only within
ensemble, MAVBRASS athletic band, and            of Vice President for Programs is to constantly     the Fraternity, but In College and University
the Concert Band.
                                                 develop and evaluate new and existing               Band Programs. I plan to record videos that
   Jack holds both a Bachelor of Music and       Fraternity programs. Of the programs that           also include activities for chapters to complete.
Master of Music in Music Education degree        are currently in existence, Fraternity awards       The greatest asset our Fraternity has is the
from The University of Texas at Arlington.       and scholarships make up a majority of these        membership – by utilizing this series bringing
Following graduation, he began graduate          programs: Applications for both are scarce. As      a national leader in the Fraternity to your
work, and accepted a position with UT-
                                                 of January 1, 2011 we have only seen three          chapter is as simple as the click of a mouse.
Arlington music department as a teaching
associate and instructor. There he conducted     AEA Scholarship Applications, two J. Lee                  Bridging the gap between recognizing
the University Band, the MAVBRASS athletic       Burke award submissions, four Distinguished         leaders through fraternity awards and
band, and was an assistant director of the       Service to Music Medal applications, three          developing leaders on the chapter level, I
marching band. He received his Master of         Matching Fund Grants submissions, and one           would like to re-evaluate the effectiveness of
Music in Music Education in 2008.
                                                 application for chapter leadership funds. This      our current Leadership Symposia. Utilizing
     Jack has served the fraternity in many      is in no way representative of the work that        focus groups comprised of active members,
different capacities. He has held the office     Vice President Beason has done, but simply          members of the board of trustees, national
of chapter president, Southwest district         an area of growth and improvement we could          leaders, and district leaders, I would like to
president, chapter sponsor, and National         see within Kappa Kappa Psi.                         explore ways to improve the current format.
Vice President for Student Affairs. He was
                                                     As the Vice President for Programs, I would     Attendance at our national leadership
made an honorary member of Tau Beta
Sigma by the Southwest District in 2008.         work to increase the publicity and awareness        symposia in the summer of non-national
                                                 of these awards and programs. Providing the         convention years has been extremely limited.
  Jack is currently an assistant principal for   active membership with current requirements         One idea to help improve the effectiveness of
Hillsboro Independent School District. Prior     and deadlines will improve submissions.             the national event is to bring the presenters
to this position, he served as the Associate
                                                 Utilizing current technology, coupled with          and format to the students. Working with
Director of Bands for Hillsboro. Jack also
serves on the faculty at Hill College within     information being released on a regular             each district, I would like to look at bringing
the music department. His students have          basis, I plan to implement video addresses          the presentations to a district event that is
attained high marks, and have consistently       to the fraternity, which will highlight specific    currently being scheduled. This would allow
performed with the All-State bands.              information regarding scholarships and              more students the opportunity to attend
                                                 awards. I also plan to create electronic versions   Leadership Symposium, because it would be
   Jack is a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi,
and holds memberships in the Kappa Kappa         of these documents, so that they can be             more convenient for them to attend.
Psi Alumni Association, the Southwest            submitted online to the website, via the new               Professionally, I currently serve as an
District Alumni Association, the Eta Alpha       online system. This would be similar to what        Assistant Principal with Hillsboro Independent
Alumni Association, Texas Music Educators        the council is currently preparing chapters         School District, as well as an instructor/
Association, and the National Association
                                                 for regarding documents such as the Chapter         professor within the music department at
for Music Education. He is a recipient of the
J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award           Summary Report and the Fall Activity Report.        Hill College. In both of these positions I am
and Tau Beta Sigma’s Daniel A. George            Online submission of award and scholarships         regularly expected to meet deadlines, produce
Award for Fostering Positive Joint Relations.    applications will increase participation in         high quality work, and collaborate with other
Jack currently resides in Waxahachie, TX         these programs.                                     individuals. Much of this I learned as a leader
with his wife Jessica (a past Northeast                In my current position on the National        in Kappa Kappa Psi. I believe that my current
District President), son Jackson, and their
boston terriers, Maggie and Rufus.               Council, I have implemented “KKPsi Live!”           work exemplifies that I will be successful as
                                                 videos for the membership of Kappa Kappa            your National Vice President for Programs.
                                                 Psi. Some video topics have included how                 Thank you for your consideration of my
                                                 to get the most out of district conventions,        candidacy for National Vice President for
                                                 changes that have been implemented on               Programs. Please feel free to contact me about
                                                 the national level of the Fraternity, and even      any questions or thoughts at lee.jack.d@gmail.
                                                 the Month of Musicianship. I believe these          com. I look forward to the great work we will
                                                 are valuable resources for the Fraternity’s         accomplish in the next biennium; starting in
                                                 membership, and can be transformed into             Colorado Springs, CO.
                                                                                        Candidate for Board of Trustees
                                                                                     DR. MICHAEL GOLEMO
                                               Kappa Kappa Psi has been a very important
                                               part of both my band life and my personal life.
                                               I have been involved in a variety of ways - as a
                                               chapter sponsor, district governor, member of
                                               the National Council, life member, past National
                                               President and currently as a member of the
Dr. Michael Golemo is currently a member       Board of Trustees. My dedication, integrity and
of the Board of Trustees, a chapter sponsor,   passion for the brotherhood, combined with
and is a Past National President of Kappa      my fraternal experience, administrative skills
Kappa psi. He received his Bachelor of Music
Education and Master of Music degrees from
                                               and position as a successful collegiate band
Northwestern University and his Doctor of      director, all make me an ideal candidate.
Musical Arts degree from Michigan State
University.                                            I believe that I have an excellent
                                               understanding of the mission and vision of
He is currently Director of Bands and Chair
of the Department of Music & Theater
                                               our organizations based on my knowledge of
at Iowa State University and an active         the current operations, structure, resources
guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator,       and history of Kappa Kappa Psi. In addition
composer/arranger and saxophonist. Under       to the actions of the National Council, it is the
his direction, the Iowa State University       responsibility of the board to ensure the health
Wind Ensemble has performed three times
                                               -- and the future health -- of our brotherhood.
at the Iowa Bandmasters Association
convention, has toured Europe three times
and has performed in the Minneapolis’s and         The true function of the Board of Trustees
Chicago’s Orchestra Halls.                     is to oversee the corporate aspects of the
                                               Fraternity and to consider all issues of national
His compositions and arrangements are
                                               policy, alumni, public relations, legal matters
published by Ludwig Music Publishers, Santa
Barbara Music, Daehn Publications, Great       and internal problems of the Fraternity, which
Works Publishing and Dorn Publications.        are referred to it by the National Council.
He is the author of numerous published
articles. Prior to his appointment at Iowa        I believe that my range of service to Kappa
State, Mike served as Assistant Director of
                                               Kappa Psi offers me a unique perspective on our
Bands at the University of Akron (OH) and
Director of Bands at Albion College (MI).      organization. These experiences, combined
                                               with my leadership and administrative
Current and Previous Fraternal Experience:     abilities, including my position as Director of
Member of the Board of Trustees                Bands and Chair of the Department of Music
(2001-current); National President and
                                               and Theatre at Iowa State University, will allow
Member of the Board of Trustees, 1999-2001;
National Vice President for Colonization       me to succeed in this position.
and Membership, 1997-1999; National Vice
President for Professional Relations, 1995-       I am in my twelfth year as Director of Bands
1997 and 1989-1991; North Central District     at Iowa State, and my involvement with Kappa
Governor, 1994-1995 and 1985-1989;
                                               Kappa Psi is also supported by my institution’s
Chapter Sponsor, Zeta Omicron, 1984-1992,
1992-1999; Chapter Sponsor, Iota Omega,        administration, my chapter, and my family. I
2002-present.                                  would enjoy discussing any fraternal issues
                                               and hope that you will allow me to serve our
Mike is an honorary member of both Kappa       brotherhood for these next four years.
Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, as well as a
life member. He was awarded the National
“Outstanding Sponsor Award” from Kappa
Kappa Psi for the 2007-2009 biennium, and      Directors National Association (state chair), Iowa
he received the “Johnnie Vinson Award” in      Bandmasters Association, Big Twelve Band Directors
2009 from Tau Beta Sigma for promoting         Association (past president). He was elected to membership in
women in music profession. In 2010, Mike       the prestigious American Bandmasters Association in 2007.
received the “Outstanding Achievement in
Departmental Leadership Award” from the        He is married to Mary Beth (also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi),
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Iowa     and they have two children, Molly and Mac.
State University.

Mike is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary,
Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi
Kappa Phi Academic Honorary, National
Band Association (state chair), College Band
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                                                                                Candidate for Board of Trustees
                                                                              DR. MALINDA MATNEY
                                                It is with pleasure that I announce my              parents and alumni. These areas speak to areas
                                                candidacy for a Board of Trustees term. Kappa       that Kappa Kappa Psi’s Board is navigating:
                                                Kappa Psi has so much to offer, and I am            Development, alumni, broad level assessment,
                                                excited to provide talents and experiences to       and future strength as an ongoing corporation.
                                                enhance Kappa Kappa Psi’ s leadership of            While the Council works with the issues of
                                                the college band movement.                          today, the Council and Board together work
Dr. Malinda M. Matney served as National              Key facets of my work over the past six       on the strategic issues for the future, with the
President from 2007-2009, National Vice         years as a Vice President, a President, and         Board working to remove the barriers to future
President for Colonization and Membership       a Past President have featured the areas            success. What I do professionally serves this
from 2005-2007, and National Vice
President for Programs from 1995-1997. She
                                                of outreach and education. These include            role directly.
served as Governor for the North Central        accomplishments that other organizations                   Kappa Kappa Psi focuses on adding
District from 1997 to 2005, and the Midwest     hope to explore to enhance their work:              positive educational opportunities for
District from 1992-1995. Dr. Matney serves         • As VPCM, I revised materials and processes     our membership. At a time when budgets
as the Chapter Sponsor for Nu Chapter at        for Colonization                                    continue to be whittled, Kappa Kappa Psi’s
the University of Michigan.
                                                that created greater accountability for the         leadership is vital for keeping our band
    Dr. Matney is Senior Research Associate     colony to complete work at its pace. This work      programs healthy. This requires the talents of
for the Division of Student Affairs, and has    was observed by other fraternities, resulting in    professionals throughout higher education,
led Student Affairs Research since 2000.        my selection to advise membership education         as well as today’s band members – who are
Dr. Matney is a Lecturer in the Center for      for the colony of Beta Theta Pi at the University   leaders both today and tomorrow.
the Study of Higher and Postsecondary
Education at UM.
                                                of Michigan.                                           We have a challenging future ahead. We are
                                                    • As President, while leading the Fraternity    up to the task – together.
    Dr. Matney earned her Ph.D. in Higher       through documenting its leadership of the
and Postsecondary Education from the            college band movement for the first 90 years
University of Michigan. She also holds an       of Kappa Kappa Psi’s existence, I confronted
Education Specialist in higher education                                                            Education, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors,
administration from the University of           the scourge of hazing, including a lawsuit          and the National Association of Student Personnel
Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Music      for an alleged hazing incident. This work to        Administrators. She is on the Board of Directors of
in Music History from the University of         enhance individual accountability rose to the       HazingPrevention.Org, and is a past member of the University
                                                                                                    of Michigan School of Education Board of Governors.
Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s           attention of HazingPrevention.Org, resulting
degree in music from Wichita State              in my joining their Board of Directors and
                                                bringing bands to the conversation.
  Her work within the student affairs context       • As Immediate Past President, I have been
involves both the assessment of program         privileged to counsel the National Council, as
outcomes and the analysis of trends in          well as students and directors, about issues
student behaviors and expectations over
                                                on their minds. I have worked with Brothers
time. Her research efforts have included
work on the millennial generation, hazing       to lay the groundwork for both values-
behaviors, and use of social networking         based education for students and capital
sites.                                          development for the corporation. This taps
                                                into the curricular and development projects
  Dr. Matney is a Life Member of both Kappa
Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. She was
                                                that I have helped lead at UM.
initiated in 1984 into Alpha Mu Chapter of         • As Nu Chapter Sponsor, I serve at the local
Tau Beta Sigma at Wichita State University,     level of Kappa Kappa Psi. I work with Brothers
and served as Chapter President and             to translate ideas into promotion of the
District President (for both District V and     Michigan bands and strong Brotherhood ties.
the Midwest District). She is an Honorary
                                                These students provide the day-to-day reality
Member of Kappa Kappa Psi’s National
Chapter, Midwest, North Central Northeast,      check about the impact of what we are doing
and Southwest District, and Nu, Zeta Chi        at the national level.
and Alpha Iota Chapters; and an Honorary             My work at UM has grown in complexity
Member of Tau Beta Sigma’s North Central        over the past several years. I continue to
and Southwest Districts and Lambda
                                                lead research and assessment efforts within
                                                the Division of Student Affairs, but am
   Dr. Matney has attended every national       increasingly called to work on university-wide
convention since her initiation, starting       projects to attack complicated problems, such
with the 1985 National Convention at the        as retaining university accreditation, creating
University of Kansas. She has attended over
50 district conventions, spanning all six
                                                portfolio-based       assessment,     increasing
districts.                                      graduation rates for underrepresented
                                                populations, connecting data from across
   Dr. Matney is an active member of the        multiple university systems to create cohesive
Association for Institutional Research,         pictures of student education, and enhancing
the Association for the Study of Higher
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                                                the relationships the university has with
                                                                                 Candidate for Board of Trustees
                                                                                MICHAEL K. OSBORN
                                                 Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, it is with great       I am committeed to the development of our
                                                 excitement that I announce my desire to             alumni as they are a vast untapped talent that
                                                 continue serving the National Fraternity as         can push KKΨ beyond its current stature.
                                                 a member of our Board of Trustees. My past               The strength of the Board and what has
                                                 and present experiences across all levels of        propelled it forward in the time in which I
                                                 the Fraternity, all areas of the country and in     served on the national level is its diversity. On
Michael Osborn (Zeta Epsilon) has been           my profession as a music educator provide me        our board we have had college band directors,
a Band Director in the Birghton (MI) Area        with a wealth of skills and background from         lawyers, risk management professionals,
Schools since 1992. During that time he          which to be an asset to our brotherhood.            student affairs research professionals,
has served as the Director of Bands at
Maltby Middle School and a Director of the
                                                         Since leaving the National Presidency       university staff to list a few. Professionally I
Brighton High School Freshman Concert            in 2005, I have continued to have a strong          serve bands as a band director. Not at the
and Marching Bands. Currently, he is in          interest in the strengthening of our Fraternity     collegiate level, but instead at the 5-12 public
charge of the 5th and 6th grade bands at         and the importance of our membership                school level, the level that continues to
Maltby Intermediate School. The Brighton         to college bands. I attend several district         provide students to join our college bands and
Bands are well known for their consistent
superior festival ratings in Michigan as well
                                                 conventions each year to try to stay in touch       furthermore in ΚΚΨ. The levels at which I teach
as nationally.                                   with the student membership of our fraternity       provide a good background into the struggles
                                                 and also to continue to learn about the great       that present themselves to our college bands
Mike received his Bachelor of Music              work my Brothers do across the country. I           even before students arrive on campus.
Degree (with honor) in Instrumental Music        also remain available to the National Council           At the university level I am priveledged to
Education from Michigan State University
                                                 when they need a volunteer to represent the         serve as the Zeta Epsilon Chapter Sponsor at
in 1992 and his Master of Music Degree
in Music Education from MSU in 1999. As          fraternity at other events. It is important for     Michigan State University. This helps to keep
a graduate student Mike was selected for         the board to be visible, but it is also important   me grounded in the “now” of college bands.
membership in Pi Kappa Lambda and                for the board to be around our active Brothers.     This local involvement guides me as a part of
awarded a College Arts and Letters Dean’s        Interacting with the Brotherhood is vital in        the national leadership.
Award of Excellence Medal.
                                                 shaping the board’s long term planning and              Kappa Kappa Psi is a vibrant Brotherhood.
Mike was initaited into the Zeta Epsilon         structuring.                                        Through strong national leadership, it will
Chapter at Michigan State University                    The Board is the corporate part of the       continue to move toward our goal of striving
in February 1988. During his active              Fraternity with the role of doing longer term       for the highest both for the Fraternity and for
membership he served both the ZE Chapter         planning and developing. A lot of that is a         college bands. I look forward to being a part
and the North Central District as their Vice
                                                 supervisory role, supervising and managing          of that movement and believe that I have the
President and President. As ZE President his
chapter recieved the Chapter Leadership          our trust fund and investments, supervising         experience and skills to be an asset for our
Award.                                           the component parts of the corporationto            Fraternity. I appreciate your consideration.
                                                 ensure that all are functioningwell and in
Since graduation, Mike has served as North       the best interest of the Fraternity, and being
Central District Governor (95-97), National
                                                 there to assist as needed in various tasks of
Vice President for Student Affairs (97-99),
National Vice President for Programs (99-        the corporation. As the board moves forward
01), National Vice President for Colonization    there are two main areas of proactive concern
and Membership (2001-2003), National             which are importantto the future of ΚΚΨ
President (2003-2005) and Immediate Past         and the experience of our Brothers: Capital
National President (2005-2007). He has
                                                 Development and Alumni Involvement.
served on the Board of Trustees (2003-2011)
serving as Board Vice Chair (2007-2009)                As our Fraternity’s costs continue to rise
and Chair (2009-2011). He also serves as         it is imperitive that we reinvigorate the Trust
Sponsor of the Zeta Epsilon Chapter at           Fund’s levels. This includes finding ways to
Michigan State University.                       have our programs self-funding through the
                                                 trust, such as endowing various programs to
Mike is a member of the Michigan School
Band and Orchestra Association in which he       ensure their long-term viability. There is a lot
has served in leadership roles at the district   of potential there for the future Board.
level. Mike is a member of Tau Beta Sigma             Alumni involvement is an important part
(honorary), the National Band Association,       of the total Fraternity, and it is my desire that
Music Educators National Conference,             all alumni have a meaningful reason and way
Pi Kappa Lambda, the Michigan State
Band Alumni Association, Michigan State          to remain affiliated with ΚΚΨ after graduation.
University Alumni Association and the            That is evident in the number of alumni
Association of Fraternity Advisors.              groups I have joined over the past 20 years!
                                                 We need to continue to work to find a viable
                                                 structure for all of our alumni. The Board has
                                                 oversight over the alumni program, and will
                                                 need to continue to work with the alumni
                                                 leadership to build the ΚΚΨ alumni program
                                                 into a worthwhile organization for our alumni.

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