National Committees

OMICRON DELTA KAPPA NATIONAL COMMITTEES

National Awards Committee

The National Awards Committee shall oversee the Society’s various awards programs including the National Leader of the Year, the Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative, the Robert L. Morlan Faculty Secretary Award and Robert Bishop Faculty Adviser Award, the Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award and the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award.


MEMBERS: John Herbst [Chair](Faculty Advisor, University of Kentucky); Eric Buller (Alumni Member, Miami University); Lee Gary, Jr. (Alumni Member, Tulane University); Valerie Jones (Faculty Secretary, Grand Valley State University); Kathy Smith (Faculty Advisor, Ball State University); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

 


STAFF: Tracy Lyons

Centennial Book Committee

The Centennial Book Committee will provide advice and consultation to the book’s author and help insure accuracy and inclusion of key events and personalities in the 100 year of ODK.  Committee members will be available to read drafts of the manuscript and suggest changes or additions, as well as suggest resources which be useful in the completion of the book. The committee will supply timely reports to the Board of Directors.

MEMBERS: Dr. Mike Nichols [Chair](Alumni Member, Transylvania University); Dr. Glenn Hilburn (Alumni Member, Baylor University); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Tracy Lyons

Centennial Committee

The Centennial Committee shall assist with the planning and implementation of the Society’s 48th Biennial Convention to be held in Lexington, Virginia. The Centennial Convention will be held on campus at Washington & Lee University during June of 2014. Planning will include scheduling speakers; soliciting sponsors & vendors; and working with the host circle, Director of Communications & Programs and Director of Alumni Engagement to plan a celebration fit for 100 years! 

MEMBERS: Lt. General John Knapp [Chair] (Superintendent Emeritus, Virginia Military Institute); Dr. Roger Crockett (Faculty Advisor, Washington and Lee University); Lew John (Retired Dean of Students, Washington and Lee University); Brian Shaw (President, The George C. Marshall Foundation); Burr Datz (Washington & Lee, Local Alumni); Gen. Casey Brower (Faculty Advisor, Virginia Military Institute); Emilia DeGiovanni (Student, Washington & Lee University); VMI Cadet TBA; Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany). Archives Committee: Michael Cashman (Faculty Secretary, SUNY Plattsburgh); Matthew Hibdon (Graduate Student, Middle Tennessee State University)

STAFF: Tracy Lyons

The Circle Editorial Board

The Editorial Board will work with the Editor of "The Circle" magazine to dictate the tone and direction of the publication. The editorial board will meet at set times before publication to discuss the latest news and opinion trends and discuss what should be included in each edition of "The Circle.”  They will assist with gathering content, writing, researching themes/new departments and editing the final magazine before going to print. 

MEMBERS: Tracy Lyons [Chair](OK Director of Communications & Programs); Sowmya Challa (Graduate Student, Indiana State University); Stephen Hundley (Student, Georgia College & State University); Patricia Rippa (Alumni, Bethlehem College); Buck Ryan (Faculty Member, University of Kentucky); Kaleigh Warwick (Student, Samford University); Leslie Werden (Faculty Secretary, Morningside College); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Tracy Lyons

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall develop and recommend to the Board those financial principles, plan and courses of action that provide for mission accomplishment and organizational financial well-being. Consistent with this responsibility, it shall review the proposed annual budget and submit it to the Board for its approval. In addition, the committee shall make recommendations with regard to the level and terms of indebtedness, cash management, risk management, financial monitoring and reports, employee benefit plans, signatory authority for expenditures and other policies that the committee determines are advisable for effective financial management of the Society.

MEMBERS: Darwin Jones [Chair](National Treasurer, University at Albany); Robert Lee Gladney (Alumni Member, University of Alabama at Birmingham); Brianna Kallman (Student Board Member, University of Nebraska at Omaha); Michael Tipton (At-Large Board Member, Louisiana State University); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Mary Burner

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee shall provide oversight on matters pertaining to governance issues and processes. The committee will develop an evaluation process that will measure the effectiveness of the Board and individual committees. The Board’s orientation, on-going training of Board members, and the recommendation of bylaw changes are responsibilities of the Board Development committee. The committee will also develop a roster of potential Board members based on the Board profile and identified needs from their evaluation of the Board, and will nominate all Board members and officers.

MEMBERS: Dr. Kathy Smith [Chair](Faculty Advisor, Ball State University); Jamie Bouldin (Faculty Secretary, Stephen F. Austin State University); Nicholas Fahrenkopf (Graduate Student, University at Albany); Dr. Chon Glover (Faculty Advisor, College of William & Mary); Dr. Betsy Holloway (Immediate Past National President, Samford University); William Wallace (National Counsel, Washington and Lee University); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Bobby Ann Stanton

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged to think strategically about matters related to extension to new campuses, the health and vitality of existing Circles, and the experiences and services provided to members. Furthermore, the Committee will maintain the standard of membership throughout the Society and review all applications from institutions for the establishment of a Circle on their campus under the provisions of the National Constitution and National Bylaws.

MEMBERS: Michelle Burke, APR [Chair](National Vice President, Grand Valley State University); Dr. Bruce Forbes (Faculty Advisor, Morningside College); Alex DeJarnett (Faculty Secretary, Florida A&M University); Chimaobi “Mobie” Nwaokomah (Alumni Member, University of Baltimore); Matthew Hibdon (Graduate Student, Middle Tennessee State University); Matt Hopper (Alumni Member, Washington, D.C.); Parker Vascik (Student Board Member, Georgia Institute of Technology); Amanda West (Student, Carson-Newman College); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Kelly Jezierski

Strategic Alliances Ad-Hoc Committee

The Strategic Alliances Committee shall identify, establish and maintain partnerships with organizations that value the five phases of campus life celebrated by the Society and identify means by which the Society can partner with these entities towards mutually beneficial outcomes.

MEMBERS: Steven Binninger [Chair](National Student Vice President, Northwestern University); Katharine Amato, MBA (Alumni Member, Duke University); Michael Giles (Foundation Trustee, Samford University); Dr. Melvinia King (At-Large Board Member, Morehouse College); Dr. Michael Christakis [ex officio](National President, University at Albany).

STAFF: Bobby Ann Stanton

 

      


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