National Advisory Council

Members of OΔK’s National Advisory Council represent OΔK’s key constituencies—students, circle coordinators, faculty advisors and alumni—and are appointed by the Board of Directors to serve two-year terms. Because of their experience in OΔK and their expertise in other areas of business or collegiate life, they are able to provide guidance on a range of issues that affect the Society.

Michelle Burke : Chair, National Advisory Council

Michelle Burke

Chair, National Advisory Council

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Michelle Burke has worked in higher education settings since 1985 as a classroom instructor, administrator and educator. She is a higher education consultant with Student Affairs Solutions, based in Grand Rapids, Mich. She has taught undergraduate courses at various institutions in public relations and leadership development, and graduate courses in college student affairs leadership. Michelle has consulted on more than 40 college campuses in the United States to assist students, faculty, staff and alumni with organizational development.

Michelle worked at Grand Valley State University as director of student life from 2003-2014 and was a faculty officer with the O∆K circle at that institution. From 1998-2003, Michelle served as director of student leadership and activities at Ferris State University. From 1996-98, she was the interim Greek life coordinator and graduate assistant for leadership development at the University of South Carolina-Columbia while she completed her master's degree.

Prior to working full-time in higher education, Michelle was a public relations executive with Tucker/Hall, Inc. in Tampa, Fla. Her duties encompassed crisis communications, community and government relations, event planning, marketing, media relations and speechwriting. Her clients included Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, tourism interests and professional sports organizations. She began her public relations career as an account executive with Libin & Associates in Tallahassee, Fla. Michelle is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and maintains her public relations accreditation (APR), which she first earned in 1997.

At present, Michelle is a member of American College Personnel Association, Association of Fraternity Advisors, International Association of Teamwork Facilitators, International True Colors Association, Public Relations Society of America and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. In addition to her involvement with Omicron Delta Kappa, Michelle served for ten years as a national officer with Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and is active with the alumnae chapters of Tri Sigma where she lives.

Michelle is completing her Ph.D. in higher education leadership at Western Michigan University. She has a Master of Arts in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Florida State University. Michelle is a True Colors Certified Facilitator and she facilitates programs in change management, communication, conflict management, personal success and teambuilding. She is also a StrengthsQuest educator and her top five signature themes are Strategic, Significance, Activator, Relator, and Arranger.

She has served Omicron Delta Kappa as its National Vice President from 2012-16, and she currently serves as the chair of the National Advisory Council.

Andrew Brown : Student Member-at-Large, SAB Member, and NAC Member

Andrew Brown

Student Member-at-Large, SAB Member, and NAC Member



Andrew Brown is a 2012 initiate of the Grand Valley State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. During his time there, he was able to serve as circle [resident for two years after taking a fifth-year before graduating. Andrew previously served ODK as a member of the first Student Advisory Board and a member of the national Membership Committee. Currently, he is a Student Member-at-Large on the Society Board of Directors, a member of the National Advisory Council, and a member of the Student Advisory Board.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 2014 with a double major in psychology and philosophy. As an undergraduate, he worked as a peer educator, leading outreach programs and conducting surveys to raise awareness of mental health issues on campus and promote the University Counseling Center. He also worked as a lead writing consultant in the Writing Center, collaborating with students to improve their skills as writers, while also mentoring other consultants and leading professional development workshops. He also completed a one-year internship as a leadership and service intern, where he worked with Office of Student Life staff to plan, provide, and improve leadership and community service programs. Additionally, Andrew presented more than 15 conference sessions, professional development workshops, and outreach programs at local, state, regional, and national conferences.

Currently, Andrew is a full-time graduate student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Purdue University. As a recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, he works as a teaching and research assistant, teaching two different classes and collaborating on several research projects related to grief and loss. His personal research focuses on understanding the college student experience of romantic breakup, and how guided writing interventions can be used to reduce the risk of negative outcomes like increased risk of depression or decreased academic performance. Additionally, Andrew is a member of the Counseling and Development Graduate Student Organization, is the vice president of the Graduate Organization for Educational Studies, and is the Purdue representative on the Student Committee of the Indiana Psychological Association. In the spring of 2016, he worked with Foundation Board of Trustees member Terry Kungel to re-charter the Century Circle at Purdue. He serves the Century Circle in an advisory role, giving guidance to the students of the Executive Board as well as the faculty advisor and circle coordinator. Before graduating from his program, Andrew hopes to choose between a potential career in academia as a professor, working as a licensed counselor, or becoming involved in using psychological research to influence and lobby public policy.

Tambria Schroeder : Student Member-at-Large, SAB Member, and NAC Member

Tambria Schroeder

Student Member-at-Large, SAB Member, and NAC Member



Tambria Schroeder is a 2015 initiate of The College at Brockport (SUNY) Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. She previously served as the circle’s public relations coordinator and is now serving as its president. Additionally, she is currently serving as a member of both the National Advisory Council, ODK Society Board of Directors, and Student Advisory Board.

Tambria is currently in her last year of undergraduate studies at The College at Brockport. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in political science and Bachelor of Arts in international studies and women and gender studies. In addition, she works as a community ambassador for the college’s Office of Community Development.
Prior to returning for her senior year, Tambria was living in Washington, D.C. while completing an internship at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. She has also worked as a tutor at Brockport’s Student Learning Center and as a cashier at Price Chopper Supermarkets.

Tambria currently serves as the senior co-coordinator for the Honors College Peer Mentor Program and president of the Honors Club. She volunteers her time with various community service initiatives and as a student representative on the College Senate. She is also a member of Brockport’s Rotaract Club and on the Excellence Subcommittee of Brockport’s 2016-2017 Strategic Planning Committee.

Previously, Tambria served as a student ambassador for Brockport’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and a member of her hometown’s Youth Philanthropy Council. She has also been a member of both Circle K and Habitat for Humanity.

Michael K. Bergler : Member, National Advisory Council

Michael K. Bergler

Member, National Advisory Council

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Michael K. Bergler, CFRE, is executive director of campaign operations and constituent relations at Concordia University Irvine (Calif.), where he has worked since January 2004.  In this role, Mike oversees annual giving, advancement services, finance and human resources for the division of University Advancement.

Mike launched his career in alumni and family relations at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) by capitalizing on his student affairs background as student body president, a resident assistant and assistant director of orientation.  He held subsequent positions at Chapman University and the University of California, Irvine.

Mike’s involvement with Omicron Delta Kappa spans more than 20 years, starting as the founding president for the University of California, Riverside Circle.  He subsequently served as UCR’s faculty secretary before going on to charter circles at Chapman University and Concordia University Irvine.  He is currently the faculty advisor at Concordia.

The Concordia Circle has received recognition several times as a Circle of Distinction and/or Superior Circle, and received the Presidential Circle Award in 2014.  Mike is also a past recipient of O∆K's Meritorious Service Award (2001) and was the Outstanding Faculty Secretary for Province XIII in 2000.  Mike previously served as a faculty province director, on the General Council and as the faculty director representative to the National Board of Directors. He has served on committees for reorganization, extension, programming and Leader of the Year selection.

Lawrence Burke : Member, National Advisory Council

Lawrence Burke

Member, National Advisory Council



Initiate, Florida Southern College Circle



Jesse Chen : Member, National Advisory Council

Jesse Chen

Member, National Advisory Council

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Jesse Chen is a technology strategist focused on strengthening communities, civic engagement and leadership support systems. He is the co-founder and CEO of Powerline, an award-winning, next-generation platform that provides leaders and constituents with a streamlined set of simple tools for organizing, influencing and mobilizing collective action in any kind of community.

As a long-standing community activist, Jesse has led or engaged in numerous efforts around student rights, hunger relief, workplace engagement and governmental reform. Jesse currently serves on the Movement Circle steering committee for the Global Citizens Movement, a global community of hundreds of civil society activists from more than 70 countries. He was also a U.S. delegate to International Civil Society Week in Johannesburg in 2013, and he will return to South Africa as a delegate again in 2014. He was a 2012 Fellow with the New Leaders Council and was invited to the White House as a New Jersey Community Leader that same year. He has also served as president of the board of directors of Move for Hunger, a national food recovery and hunger relief charity, since 2011.

Prior to founding Powerline, Jesse was a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting where he served clients in the public sector, healthcare and media spaces for period of more than five years. At Deloitte, Jesse was an avid staff advocate and a champion of workplace collaboration technology. He led many firm initiatives and teams outside of his client service commitments that consistently earned him top ratings and recognition.

Jesse graduated from the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business in 2008 where he served two terms as student government president.  He was also involved with the Residence Hall Association, the President’s Student Advisory Board and several other organizations on campus. Jesse was proud to be inducted into O∆K’s Sigma Circle in 2007 and serve as the circle’s vice president his senior year. He received several awards and recognition for his leadership contributions culminating in his selection as the 2008 Graduate of Distinction at Smith and the 2008 University Homecoming King.

Jesse enjoys building community, discussing politics and philosophy, cooking, spending time with friends and family and going to the gym. He strongly believes that O∆K members, both those who are currently enrolled and those who have graduated, are among the most qualified citizens in civil society to be leading our communities in these challenging times and encourages all O∆K members to answer the call of leadership beyond campus.


Elizabeth Dorssom : Member, National Advisory Council

Elizabeth Dorssom

Member, National Advisory Council



Elizabeth Dorssom is a 2011 charter initiate of the Chatham University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. She is currently a member of the National Advisory Council and her term ends in 2018. She previously served on  OΔK’s inaugural Student Advisory Board and Strategic Alliances Committee. In addition to her involvement in OΔK, Elizabeth is also a member of Blue Key Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.

Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from Chatham University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree in Public Sector Management and Leadership from California State University, Northridge. Elizabeth plans to continue her education by earning a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and become a college professor.

Elizabeth previously served as an intern for USAID through the United States Department of State Virtual Students in Foreign Service program. She was also elected as a delegate to her state's political convention.  She has served as an Operations Manager for a nonprofit that assisted people who were unsafe as a result of domestic violence or coming out as LGBTQ or nonreligious.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering at her local women's shelter and other community organizations. Throughout college, Elizabeth volunteer with the Pittsburgh Pirates Charitable Organization regularly, raising money for both Pirates Charities and the Flight 93 Memorial Foundation.

Elizabeth was the recipient of Chatham University's Community Advocate Award and is also a California Arts Scholar.

She is excited to continue her involvement with OΔK in this position.



Joel D. Hermann : Member, National Advisory Council

Joel D. Hermann

Member, National Advisory Council

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Joel D. Hermann has been a member of Omicron Delta Kappa since the spring of 2007 when he was inducted into the Maryville University Circle during his undergraduate career.  Throughout the last decade, he has served as circle president, as faculty advisor for the Saint Louis University circle during graduate school, and as the faculty advisor and co-founder of the Fontbonne University Circle for the past four years.  Currently, he is serving as a member of the National Advisory Council.

At Fontbonne, Joel serves as the Associate Director for the Center of Leadership and Community Engagement.  In this role, he works closely with campus traditions and activities, school spirit, leadership development, and new-student orientation.  This role also provides Joel with ample opportunity to continue to develop the ideals of Omicron Delta Kappa throughout the campus community.
Outside of Omicron Delta Kappa, Joel spends time volunteering with the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), works closely with the Gateway Activities Council (a St. Louis-based organization aimed at promoting student activities throughout the area) and with Children's Miracle Network and its Dance Marathon program.



Chad Huckaby : Member, National Advisory Council

Chad Huckaby

Member, National Advisory Council

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Chad Huckaby is a 2013 initiate of the Stephen F. Austin State University Circle. He served as a circle officer for three years including two years as circle president. He was a member of the inaugural student advisory board for O∆K. He is currently serving a two year term on the National Advisory Council (NAC) set to expire in 2018.

Chad received his undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2015 with majors in mathematics and political science. He is currently seeking a master’s degree in mathematical sciences from SFA. In addition to his studies, Chad is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SFA. He is currently working on a thesis on convexity of complex-valued functions.

In addition to his involvement with O∆K, Chad was appointed to serve a one-year term on the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents in May 2016. He is also highly involved in Martinsville Baptist Church, where he serves as music director/pianist, chairman of the bylaws revision committee, and a member of the finance committee and church council.

Chad is passionate about his alma mater, being a third generation alumnus of SFA. In 2015, he was named Mr. SFA for leadership on campus through academics and involvement as well as service and loyalty to the university. As they say in Nacogdoches (where SFA is located): Axe ‘Em Jacks!

He attributes much of the success he has experienced to his participation in O∆K and he is committed to helping others have great experiences and growth through O∆K.



Matthew B. Nobles : Member, National Advisory Council

Matthew B. Nobles

Member, National Advisory Council

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Matthew Nobles is a 2006 initiate of the University of Florida Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Council.

Matt is currently the financial planning and analysis manager for the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey region with General Electric. He has been working for GE in roles of increasing scope and responsibility since joining the company in the financial management program in 2007. Matt was also a member of the GE Corporate Audit Staff, which is the premier organization within the company for professional growth. Over the past nine years, Matt has worked in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in industries including aviation, oil and gas, power generation, healthcare, and financial asset management. During this time, Matt has developed deep domain expertise in commercial finance, financial planning and analysis, strategic project management, process simplification, controllership, compliance, and audit.

In a prior life, Matt was an enthusiastic student leader on campus at the University of Florida and was inducted to the UF Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to student life. These included serving as president of the Florida Cicerones (the official ambassadors of UF); four years of service with the Department of Housing as a resident assistant and then hall director; serving with the Freshmen Orientation staff; and, serving as a Warrington Finance Scholar with the business school.

Matt currently serves as a volunteer consultant for social enterprises in the Middle East, helping them to build their business models and unlock exponential growth for their companies. Matt is passionate about helping startup founders build profitable enterprises, while focusing on the pro-social mission and impact of each enterprise.

Alan Sickbert : Member, National Advisory Council

Alan Sickbert

Member, National Advisory Council



Alan Sickbert was first introduced to O∆K in 1984 during a session on leadership at a national student affairs professional conference (ACPA), and quickly realized that O∆K was an organization that could have a strong impact on college campuses in the area of leadership. In 1991, while serving as associate dean of students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, he helped students charter the St. Thomas O∆K Circle to promote leadership programs and student recognition. After he became dean of students at Hamline University, he helped students charter the Hamline Circle in 2008. Alan has served on the O∆K Foundation’s Scholarship Review and Selection Committee for several years and recently joined the National Advisory Council.

Alan joined Hamline University as the associate dean of students in June 2004 and was promoted to the position of dean of students in 2005. He retired in the summer of 2017.  As the dean of students, he served as the senior student affairs officer overseeing the departments of the Campus Life Center, Career Development Center, Center for Student Success and Transition, Counseling and Health Services, Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice, and Judicial Affairs. In addition, he oversaw the auxiliary services of Dining Services and the Hamline University Bookstore.

Prior to his work at Hamline, Alan served in various levels of student affairs positions at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Indiana State University, and the University of St. Thomas. Also, before joining the staff at Hamline University, he served as the headmaster for Covenant Academy, a school for youth at risk. Alan received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, a Master of Education in Student Personnel Administration from the University of Vermont, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

Alan currently volunteers for the dog rescue organization Safe Hands, is a big buddy for a 3rd grade student at Hamline Elementary, and serves as a communion assistant at King of Kings Lutheran Church. He served many years as the circle coordinator for Hamline University’s O∆K circle. Additionally, Alan serves as skip for the Hamline University staff curling team.

Alan is a former member of the following organizations: South Washington County District 833 Educational Foundation Board of Directors and Chair; Books for Africa Board of Directors in Saint Paul, Minn.; Woodbury Soccer Club Board of Directors and Secretary in Woodbury, Minn.; Minnesota Join Together Board of Directors in Mounds View, Minn.; King of Kings Lutheran Church Worship Coordinator and worship and service committee member; Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization of Terre Haute, Ind. Board of Directors; and United Ministries Program Board of Directors and Chair and Treasurer in Terre Haute, Ind.




Gene Siegal : Member, National Advisory Council

Gene Siegal

Member, National Advisory Council

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Gene Siegal is a 1974 initiate of the University of Louisville Circle having been elected in his senior year of medical school.  He is a newly appointed member of Omicron Delta Kappa’s National Advisory Council and his term runs until 2018.

Gene is the Robert W. Mowry Endowed Professor of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Pathology. He is also serving as the Interim Chair of Genetics at UAB. He holds secondary appointments as a Professor of Surgery and a Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology also at UAB.  In the quarter of century prior to that he was the Director of its Division of Anatomic Pathology and Executive Vice Chair of Pathology in the UAB Health System.  He is an experimental and diagnostic musculoskeletal pathologist whose research interest for over three decades has been focused in Cancer Biology.  Gene's clinical research interests have centered on studies of bone tumors and related conditions, a field in which he is a recognized world authority.  For many years, he served as Chair of the Osteosarcoma Pathology Committee of the Pediatric Oncology Group and he continues as an expert reviewer to its successor organization, the Children’s Oncology Group in the area of pediatric bone tumors including Ewing’s sarcoma.

Gene also holds the rank of Senior Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and multiple other centers on campus.  Prior to coming to UAB he was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Gene completed his undergraduate work at Adelphi University in New York; in addition to his Louisville M.D., he has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and holds a certificate from the UNC Flagler School of Business Administration.  He completed post-graduate studies at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, N.I.H., and the University of Minnesota.  Gene is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London as well as a member of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society along with multiple other honors.  He has published in excess of 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, abstracts, and other professional writings along with multiple books.  He is the former Senior Associate Editor of The American Journal of Pathology, is one of the Section Editors for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Cytology and Histology in addition to being the current Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Investigation. He is well known for his commitment to diversity and his faculty and trainees encompass a rich spectrum of individuals of all genders, races, religious backgrounds and ethnicities.  This is all the remarkable for the fact that it was accomplished in a part of the nation and in a city which was at the heart of the struggle for civil rights.,

Finally, Gene is a Past President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists, Past Chair of the Publications Committee of the CAP, Past Chair of the Fellow Council of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and Past Chair of the Intersociety Pathology Council. He has served or is serving on the Executive Committees of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Internal Skeletal Society, the International Society for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology and the American Society of Clinical Pathology.  Earlier he shared with M.J. Pitt the Farrell Prize of the International Skeletal Society and last year was named the American Society of Investigative Pathology’s Robbins Distinguished Educator .


Gregory Singleton : Member, National Advisory Council

Gregory Singleton

Member, National Advisory Council

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Greg Singleton is a 1983 initiate of the University of Memphis Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. He served as president of his undergraduate circle in 1984 and president of the University Of Memphis Alumni Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa in 1989. He has previously served as Faculty Secretary for the University of Miami Circle and as both Faculty Secretary and Faculty Advisor for the Austin Peay State University Circle. Additionally, he was the former Province VIII Director for the State of Florida in 2002-2004. He currently serves as the Circle Coordinator for the Austin Peay State University Circle. He is a recipient of the both the Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award and the Robert L. Morlan and Robert Bishop Outstanding Faculty Officer Award.

Greg currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, Tenn. With more than 29 years of experience in higher education, Greg has worked professionally in the areas of Greek life, student conduct, student leadership and development, diversity programming and development, scholarship, risk and crisis management, budgeting and finance, the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and with Student Government Associations at the University of Memphis, Purdue University, and the University of Miami. He holds an A.S. from Jackson State Community College:  a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis; a M.S. in Student Personnel Services and Counseling from the University of Memphis; and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Florida International University.  He completed his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida International University. Additionally, he is a graduate of Harvard University Higher Education Management Development Program.

Greg has previously served at the University of Memphis (1987-94) as the Coordinator for Fraternity/Sorority Affairs; at Purdue University (1994-97) as the Assistant Dean of Students; and at the University of Miami (1997-2007) as the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Judicial Affairs.

Greg served on the Executive Board of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) for a total of 18 years, having served as the SEIFC Advisor, the Assistant Executive Director from 1998-2000, and the SEIFC Executive Director from 2000-06. He is a former recipient of both the SEIFC and Southeastern Panhellenic Conference (SEPC) Outstanding Greek Advisor Award and was awarded the Dr. Karlem Riess Award from the SEIFC for outstanding service to the interfraternal movement throughout the southeast. Additionally, Greg is a former executive board member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors where he served on the AFA Board of Directors as president, vice president for administration and finance, national conference chairman, and a past president of the AFA Foundation Board of Directors. Greg was the first male recipient of both the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference (SEPC) Outstanding Greek Advisor Award and the National Panhellenic Conference Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor Award.

An active alumnus of Kappa Alpha Order and a 1982 initiate of Gamma Gamma Chapter at the University of Memphis, Greg has served on the fraternity headquarters staff as an Educational and Leadership Consultant, a former Deputy Province Commander for Feller Province (Tennessee), is the current Forester Province Commander (Western Tennessee/Eastern Arkansas) and continues to serve as the current Kappa Alpha Order National Scholarship Officer since 2007. He is a recipient of the Kappa Alpha Order Certificate of Service, Certificate of Honor, selected as a 2002 recipient of the Kappa Alpha Order Accolade for Interfraternal Service and a 2009 recipient of the Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest award bestowed upon an alumnus of Kappa Alpha Order. In 2014, he was the recipient of the NIC Award of Distinction for his volunteer efforts within Kappa Alpha Order. Greg is also a member of the Richard T. Feller and William E. Forester Courts of Honor for outstanding alumni service to Kappa Alpha Order.

He holds membership in the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), the Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Southern Association of Student Personnel Administrators (SACSA), Mortar Board; Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honorary, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary, and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Sexual Assault Center of Clarksville, Tenn.




Ryan Upshaw : Member, National Advisory Council

Ryan Upshaw

Member, National Advisory Council

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Ryan Upshaw currently serves as faculty secretary and advisor to the Alpha Phi Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at The University of Mississippi (UM). A graduate of Ole Miss, Ryan was inducted into the circle in 2005. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in higher education from the University of Mississippi.

Professionally, Ryan serves as assistant dean for student services at UM’s School of Engineering where he oversees various aspects of student affairs for the school including undergraduate student recruitment, new student orientation, scholarship management, career and professional development services, student organizations and community service initiatives. As assistant dean, he advises the Engineering Student Body and the Engineering Student Ambassadors. He also instructs a first-year experience course each fall and serves as a liaison between faculty and the dean’s office regarding student issues. He has previously held positions with the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Office of Admissions at UM.

In addition to working with O∆K, he serves as advisor to RebelTHON (Dance Marathon) Board and serves on the university’s scholarship committee, housing appeals committee and judicial council. Each summer, he travels to Washington, D.C. with students participating in the university’s Lott Leadership Summer Program. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Oxford/Lafayette County and the Leadership Lafayette Steering Committee. Additionally, he serves as state director in Mississippi for the NASPA Region III Advisory Board and as a section coordinator for Mortar Board managing chapters in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Ryan enjoys SEC athletics and attends as many Ole Miss athletic events as possible.