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 The Phi Kappa Phi leadership team—comprised of the board of directors, divisional vice presidents, and council of students—governs Society business between biennial conventions. This committed and accomplished slate of members help guide Phi Kappa Phi's mission "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." 

The Society's board of directors consists of 12 members working in conjunction with five elected divisional vice presidents from each of the Society's divisions, and five student vice presidents that comprise the student engagement panel known as the council of students.  

* Please note that members are identified by chapter of affiliation. 


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Dan Sandweiss, Ph.D.
Society President
University of Maine

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Bradley Newcomer, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Society National Office, Baton Rouge, LA

To read more about Dr. Dan Sandweiss or Dr. Bradley Newcomer, download a high-res headshot, or request either as a speaker at your event, click here.

National Board of Directors

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Dan Sandweiss, Ph.D.
Society President
University of Maine

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Lora Becker, Ph.D.
University of Evansville

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Missy Hopper, Ph.D.
Past President
Mississippi State University

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George Randels, Ph.D.
Vice President for Chapter Development
University of the Pacific

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Mahalley Allen, Ph.D., J.D.
California State University, Chico

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Edina Oestreicher, M.S.
University of Connecticut

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June Pilcher, Ph.D.
Clemson University

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Sharhonda Rush, MBA
Jacksonville University

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Leslie Zenk, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Christopher "Neil" Pritchard
Graduate Student Representative
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Aly Nguyen
Undergraduate Student Representative
University of South Alabama

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Bradley Newcomer, Ph.D.
Executive Director
James Madison University

Divisional Vice Presidents

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Jonathan D. Kotinek, Ph.D.
Division I
Texas A&M University

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Jamie Byrne-McCollum, Ph.D.
Division II
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Lesley Casarez, Ph.D.
Division III
Angelo State University

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Ron Tulley, Ph.D.
Division IV
University of Findlay

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Alison Gregory
Division V
Marymount University

To view the divisional lists, click here.

Council of Students

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Quinn Mahannah Ceilly
State University of New York at Oswego

Caglar Erdogan

Caglar Erdogan
Florida Institute of Technology

Tristan Matthew Hightower

Tristan Matthew Hightower
University of Maryland

Matthew Lee Melton

Matthew Lee Melton
University of Kentucky

Alyson Tudong Nguyen

Alyson Tudong Nguyen
University of South Alabama

Vivian Osei Poku

Vivian Osei Poku
South Dakota State University

Christopher Neil Pritchard

Christopher “Neil” Pritchard
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

To learn more about our council of students, click here.