Commentary topics: personal leadership development; models of leadership; history and operations of O∆K including circle officer training and effectives; personal leadership development; leadership assessment (individual and organizational); organizational development and communications; conflict management and conflict resolution
Timothy (Tim) A. Reed was named associate executive director for business and membership services in August 2016. His current title is vice president for membership and operations. He is also O∆K’s chief operating officer (COO). His specialties include leadership development, professional performance training, curriculum development, instruction, major event planning, and facilities management. He has presented widely 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 then as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, he 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 tenth year. Tim led efforts in professional development, SACS accreditation, assessment, and communications. As director of the student centers, he led the largest expansion of student experiences in 15 years as well as three major renovation and construction projects for the university.
Tim served in a number of student activities positions at Virginia Tech and as Dean of Students for Harlaxton College, British Campus of the University of Evansville.
Tim served on the Board of Trustees for Association of College Unions (ACUI). He has also served as regional business manager and director, regional conference chair, and on a number of international committees. He also serves on the Harlaxton Society (University of Evansville) Board of Directors, and has served on the numerous other boards and advisory committees.
Tim is a member of ODK (Virginia Tech, ‘89) served as one of the re-chartering members and the Faculty Secretary for ODK, VCU Circle (2012). He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
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.
Tim enjoys reading, travel, biking, walking, and just spending time with his wife of many years, Lynn. He has three grown children and two grandchildren.