Jennifer L. Waller, Ph.D., became president and chief executive officer of Omicron Delta Kappa on July 1, 2023
Prior to embarking on this role, Jennifer served for more than ten years as a leader in the association industry, serving as the director of special projects for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and the executive director of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). She also spent 17 years working in higher education at five different institutions: Texas A&M University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Texas Tech University, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and Eastern Illinois University.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in speech communication from Eastern Illinois University. Jennifer also received a Master of Science in Education with a major in guidance and counseling from Eastern Illinois University. She earned a Master of Education with a major in higher education administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jennifer’s Ph.D. with a major in higher education administration is from Texas A&M University.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has been active with several professional associations. She is a current member of the American Society for Association Executives, the Florida Society of Association Executives, and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Being committed to lifelong learning, Jennifer reads voraciously (audiobooks are the best) and is always interested to hear what you are reading. Outside of work, she loves traveling and spending time with her three nephews, who remind her of what is important.
Jennifer resides in Tallahassee, Fla.
Timothy (Tim) A. Reed serves as the vice president for membership and operations. He is also O∆K’s chief operating officer (COO). Tim is a 1989 initiate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Circle. In addition, he served as one of the re-chartering members and the faculty secretary/circle coordinator for the Virginia Commonwealth University Circle.
His expertise includes leadership development, professional performance training, curriculum development, instruction, major event planning, and facilities management. He has presented extensively on leadership, organizational development, program planning, professional standards, and facility management.
With more than 30 years of experience, Tim has served in widely different university settings. As director of university student commons and activities and subsequently, as the assistant dean of student affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, Tim led the curriculum and programmatic development of VCU’s third Living Learning Program (VCU-LEAD). He co-founded the VCU Emerging Leaders Program, now in its 12th year. Tim led efforts in professional development, SACS accreditation, assessment, and communications. As director of the VCU student centers, he led the most significant expansion of student experiences in 15 years and three major renovation and construction projects for the university.
Before his service at Virginia Tech, Tim was the dean of students for Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville.
Tim served in multiple leadership roles for the Association of College Unions International CUI), including the Board of Trustees, regional director, regional business manager, and regional conference chair. He served on the Harlaxton Society Board of Directors. He served the Rockbridge Beer and Wine Festival planning team for three years. He has served on numerous other boards and advisory committees.
He received a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in education from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies/interpersonal communication from the University of Evansville.
He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the American Society of Association Executives.
Brent Anderson joined Omicron Delta Kappa’s staff in August 2013. He brings a wide variety of accounting and management experience to his role as O∆K’s director of finance and extension. Brent earned his undergraduate degree and a Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in financial audit at Brigham Young University, and he is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. In addition, Brent worked as a CPA for a national and a regional firm before moving to a high-tech corporation and an international export company.
Previously, at Southern Virginia University (SVU), in Buena Vista, Va., Brent managed the operations of the business office and interfaced with several university departments and divisions to increase productivity and budgetary compliance. Additionally, he has served on the board of directors of the Delta-Montrose Electric Cooperative and as president of the Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce in Colorado.
Brent is active in church service and leadership as well as involved in community service in Tooele, Utah, where he resides with his wife Brooke, a SVU graduate, online seminary instructor, and public school substitute teacher. They are the parents of four children and ten grandchildren.
Jamie F. Bouldin joined Omicron Delta Kappa in August 2021 as the director for membership services. Prior to working for the Society’s National Headquarters, she worked at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) for 12 years in roles related to leadership and service programs, academic advising, and career and professional development. Jamie has presented at the local, regional and national level on topics of leadership programming, service learning, and career development, has published two articles in the Campus Activities Programming magazine, and co-authored a chapter in the book, “Engagement and Employability: Integrating Career Learning Through Cocurricular Experiences in Postsecondary Education” (NASPA Press, March 2017).
Jamie is a 2004 initiate of the SFA Circle and has been a longstanding national volunteer. She is a recipient of the Robert L. Morlan and Robert Bishop Outstanding Circle Advisor Award. Jamie is also a recipient of the Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award and is a member of the Five Star Society.
Jamie earned her a Bachelor of Arts with a major in journalism from SFA. Her master’s degree, with a major in college student personnel, is from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Jamie lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with her husband, Chris, and their two children, William and Ethan.
Michelle Dilk joined O∆K in August 2019 as assistant director for external relations. She was promoted to director for external relations in July 2021. In her role with O∆K, she assists with scholarship administration, fundraising, stewardship, and campaign planning. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from Old Dominion University. Previously, Michelle worked for a real estate group in New York City.
Michelle lives in Lexington, Va. and is an active member of the Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, cooking, and going on long walks.
Anne Tyler McCabe joined our staff in August 2017 as the Membership Services Coordinator. She serves members by being the first point of contact at the national headquarters, managing new members and circle officers in our database, and connecting members to national ODK resources. Anne Tyler earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She is an initiate of the Hampden-Sydney College circle.
Anne Tyler lives in Lexington, Va. and is an active member of Grace Episcopal Church. She is the proud mother of two Hampden-Sydney men, Michael and Brooks McCabe. In her free time, Anne Tyler enjoys cooking, reading a good book, and spending time with her dog, Dash.
Ellen Pennine joined the staff at Omicron Delta Kappa as financial services manager in May 2021. She brings a lifetime of business and customer relations experience with her. Ellen is originally from Providence, Rhode Island, and she moved to Lexington, Virginia, in 1992.
Ellen came to Virginia with a business management background. While raising her son, she started in the hospitality industry by managing a full service hotel. It was then that she found herself a believer in the importance of customer relations and retention.
With the Lexington area being rich in the horse industry, and with some encouragement from her sister, Ellen became a member on the advisory board for Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center. She then went on to hold the position of barn manager and treasurer for three years. During this time, Ellen discovered the important role that non-profit organizations have in shaping the community and providing much needed outreach.
Ellen enjoys traveling to new places, trying foods from different cultures, and spending time with friends and family.
Amy A. Newman joined Omicron Delta Kappa in July 2021. Before working for the Society’s National Headquarters, she worked for O∆K for many years as a freelance graphic designer. In her role with O∆K, she assists with print and digital design and communications for magazines, recruitment materials, fundraising, social media, websites, e-newsletters, and more.
Amy is both owner of and Creative Director for Push Design LLC and has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design, advertising, and marketing. Amy’s clients range from non-profit agencies to global and Fortune 500 corporations.
Amy also worked as an Art Director for the office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Louisville. She also earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Visual Communication with a minor in photography from the University of Louisville.
Amy lives in Crestwood, Kentucky, with her husband, Paul, their son Evan, dog Ollie, and two cats, Gryfinn and Willow. She enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, photography, and arts and crafts in her free time.
Renata Stankowska joined O∆K in August 2023 as a Special Projects Coordinator for Membership Services and as of September 2023 she is serving as the Assistant Director for Membership Services. In her role, Renata assists in the expansion of lifetime membership services, building on engagement platforms, and program planning. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies. Prior to joining O∆K, Renata worked in education, nonprofits, and most recently finance.
Renata currently resides in New Jersey and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends as well as working part-time providing animal care services in her area.