Lexington, Va. (July 12, 2021) – Mary E. Stuart, a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation, Inc. The sitting circle (chapter) presidents elected her at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Stuart’s three-year term as one of the Society’s student trustees began on July 1, 2021. In the 2022-23 academic year, she will be the Society’s National Student Vice Chair and Chair of the Student Advisory Board.
The announcement of the election was made by Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer of O∆K. Singer said, “Omicron Delta Kappa is excited that Mary Stuart will be serving as one of our three student trustees and as the National Student Vice Chair-Elect during this academic and fiscal year. Mary will be a wonderful advocate for the Society’s collegiate members, and I look forward to her tenure on the board.”
Stuart is a 2019 initiate of the University of Virginia Circle. She served as the UVA Circle president during her junior and senior years at the school. Stuart recently completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English at Virginia. She will begin work on her law degree from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University this fall.
Stuart, a native of King George, Virginia, was involved in several collegiate activities at Virginia, including the College Republicans, the Virginia Riding Team, and the Frank Batten Investment Fund. As an undergraduate, she also held positions with the university’s disability access center and athletic academic affairs office. Stuart was also supported numerous programs and events at the Batten School of Leadership during her time at UVA.
About the appointment, Stuart said, “I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to represent students’ interests in Omicron Delta Kappa at the national level. I look forward to working with the other members of the board to ensure the continuing importance of cultivating leaders in college and community life.”
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in Lexington, Virginia, on December 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the O∆K Idea—the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. O∆K’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote O∆K’s ideals of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service. The Society is located on more than 300 college and university campuses throughout North America. The Society’s national headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, [email protected]