National Council

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National Council
National President
Matthew Nicoletta
Senior Vice President
Erik Walschburger
National Secretary
Natalie Mikkelson
Vice President of Finance
Sarah Cantwell
Vice President of Chapter Development
Brian Christiansen
Vice President of Membership Development
Matt Peachey
Vice President of Alumni Development
Kate McConnell
Vice President of Philanthropy Development
Patrick Herron

The National Council of Phi Sigma Pi is composed of eight elected National Officers, chosen from the ranks of the Membership of Phi Sigma Pi. The National Officers serve as volunteers without remuneration, and are responsible for setting the vision and goals of the National Fraternity.

Composition

National Council is currently composed of eight National Officers; however, the makeup of National Council has changed throughout the fraternity's history. The full historical list of National Council positions is as follows:

Retired Council Positions:

Current National Council

The 51st Empowered Council was elected by the Grand Chapter at the 2016 Grand Chapter Conference held in Kansas City, MO.

National Council Proposals

The National Council has transitioned to posting their proposals online in advance of each meeting to further their transparency.

Objectives

History

The National Council was first formed in 1925, shortly after Phi Sigma Pi became a National Fraternity with the founding of the Gamma Chapter at Bradley Polytechnic University, now Bradley University, on May 2, 1921. Joseph Glen Bryan (Α 28) was elected to serve as the first National President.

In 1928, Rolla F. Wood (Α 39) became the National President. "Wood is credited with galvanizing the National Officers into a cohesive unit."1 Under Wood's leadership, the fraternity began to flourish, and was represented in the creation of the Professional Interfraternity Conference in 1928.

World War II

Elections for National Officers were not held between 1939 and 1946 due to the war emergency. The National Officers elected in 1939 served for seven years until 1946.

Female Council Members

Anita P. Davis was elected National Historian in 1980 and became the first female member of National Council.

Female Presidents

Tammy Mleziva was elected National President in 2002, becoming the first female to hold this position. Since then, there have been three additional female Presidents. The full list is as follows:

Further Resources

References

1The Scholar's Province, page 15