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Dan Sandweiss, Society president, is a professor of anthropology and quaternary and climate studies at the University of Maine, where he was Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies from 2005-2014. He was previously a post-doc at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a director of the Túcume Archaeological Project in Peru.

President of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2020-2022 biennium, Sandweiss has been active in the Society since 2006 at the local, regional and national levels. Beginning in chapter leadership at the Society's founding chapter at the University of Maine, Sandweiss has served as the chapter's vice president, president-elect, president, and past president. On a national level, he served as the Northeast Regional Vice President during the 2014-2016 biennium, as Vice President for Chapter Development from 2016-2018, and as President-Elect from 2018-2020.

Sandweiss received his bachelor's degree in archaeology from Yale University and his master's degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University.

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Following the retirement of Mary Todd in May 2021, Traci Navarre was appointed acting executive director by Society President Dan Sandweiss while a national search is conducted for a new executive director. Navarre, who has been with Phi Kappa Phi for nearly 20 years, has served the Society in numerous roles, most recently as chief operating officer since 2020 and as chief marketing officer from 2012-2020.

As acting executive director, Navarre works with the board of directors in implementing the Society’s strategic plan and advancing its mission to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Navarre oversees the day-to-day operations of the Society national office and serves as an ex officio member of the national board of directors. She retains her responsibilities as chief operating officer during her tenure as acting executive director. As COO, Navarre coordinates key leadership activities including HR, administration and planning, and supervises the work of the marketing and IT staff.

Navarre was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi as an undergraduate at Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her B.A. She holds a Master of Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

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