2011-2013 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. 2011-2013 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 2011-2013 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. 2011-2015 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 (Continue after intent letter) 2011-2015 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 University. 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 Chapter. 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 (Continue after intent letter) the relationships the university has with 2011-2015 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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