Volunteer Spotlight – June 2016

Jun 1, 2016

DampierDavid Dampier
Mississippi State University

Name: David Dampier

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute

Years of Service to the Chapter: 4 years

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Computer Science; M.S., Computer Science; B.S. Mathematics 

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was recruited by the outgoing Chapter President to be the incoming Secretary. In our chapter, an officer serves two years as Secretary, then two years as President-elect or Vice President, and then two years as President. It is a six-year commitment.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? Seven straight years as a Chapter of Excellence

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? A non-discriminatory honor society. As a computer scientist, we are not usually eligible for the university-wide honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi gives our students the opportunity to be recognized at the university level for their achievements.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? Being involved and meeting the students.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer?
 Pay attention and get to know the chapter, especially the students.

What are your hobbies? Woodworking and Taekwondo

Where are you from? Naples, Florida