The Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors has appointed an interim president-elect to fill the vacancy left by the untimely death of Ray Sylvester. Sylvester died on Feb. 5 after a brief illness. Robert Rogow, professor of accounting and dean of the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University, will serve as interim president-elect through Aug. 2014.
"The loss of Ray Sylvester will be felt deeply by Phi Kappa Phi and all who knew him,” said Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “Ray had a deep love for the Society and was so looking forward to serving as president in the next biennium. In asking Dr. Rogow to fill the unexpired term until our August convention, the Board has affirmed its confidence in the leadership Bob showed previously as both a member and chair of the board."
Rogow previously served three-year terms as president-elect (2004-07) and president (2007-10 )and a two-year term as past president (2010-12). Before his eight consecutive years on the board, he was president of the Auburn University chapter (1983-84), chair of the Society’s investment committee (1995-98), chair of Phi Kappa Phi’s bylaws and business practices committee (1999-2001), and a member of the organization’s budget committee (2001-04).