Lexington, Va. (May 21, 2021) – Montressa L. Washington, assistant professor of management at Shenandoah University, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation, Inc. Her three-year term as one of the Society’s at-large trustees will begin on July 1, 2021.
The announcement of the election was made by Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer of O∆K. Singer said, “We are genuinely excited about Montressa Washington joining our Board of Trustees. She has been an active volunteer for the Society, and we are looking forward to working with her in this new role. We know her business insights, as well as her higher education experience, will serve our board well.”
Washington is a 1995 collegiate initiate of the Johns Hopkins University Circle (chapter) of Omicron Delta Kappa. She is currently serving as the faculty advisor to the Shenandoah University Circle and as a member of the Society’s Governance and Trusteeship Committee.
In addition to her faculty appointment at SU, Washington is the co-director for the institution’s Institute for Entrepreneurship. Previously, she spent more than 16 years as an executive with IBM.
Washington earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her master’s degree at Johns Hopkins. She earned her Ph.D. at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Washington is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Zonta International. She is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and Leadership Howard County.
About the appointment, Washington said, “I am both honored and humbled to serve as a trustee for Omicron Delta Kappa. One of my greatest rewards in life is nominating students for membership consideration into O∆K. I relish the opportunity to pay it forward. I am excited to contribute to the Society in a manner that is impactful and inspiring.”
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org