Annual Communication of Executive Council
Annual Communication of the Foundation
Executive Council & Foundation Directors for 2022-23
2022-23 Undergraduate Advisory Board Members
The 2022 Leadership Institute Curriculum
178th Convention Awards Banquet
178th Convention Records
2022 Scholarship Beacon
Become a Certified Recruiter through Phired Up!
Annual Fund Updates
Three new members of the Executive Council were elected at the 178th Convention Brighten Meade, Phi Beta ’21 (William & Mary), Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ’80 (Michigan State), and Madison Turkette, Delta Omicron Prov. ’19 (Purdue University). Take a moment to learn about our newest alumni term members here.
The 2022-23 Officers of the Executive Council were also installed at the Annual Meeting:
Jeremy McKeon, Eta ’08 (Lehigh), President
James Platner, Phi Delta ’10 (Mary Washington), Vice President
David Hollis, Gamma Tau ’11 (Georgia Tech), Secretary
Timothy Zepp, Chi Delta ’08 (Duke), Treasurer
For a full list of members of the Executive Council please go here
The Officers of the Foundation were also appointed for the 2022-23 year:
Alex Senchak, Eta ’06 (Lehigh), Chairman
Matthew Eckenrode, Epsilon Nu ’04 (Michigan State), Vice Chairman
J. Martin Brayboy, Gamma ’84 (Amherst), Secretary
John Ong, Gamma ’82 (Amherst), Treasurer
For a full list of the Directors of the Foundation please go here
Another important business item at our Convention is the election of two brothers to the Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB). This board serves to facilitate input from the undergraduate chapters to our Executive Council. We’d like to congratulate Katelyn Provost, Gamma Tau ’23 (Georgia Tech), and Carson Carr, Phi Delta ’24 (Mary Washington), on being the elected representatives for the 2022-23 Academic Year. You can read more about the position here.
The 2022 Leadership Institute covered a variety of topics including Director of Chapter Services, Stephen Oeschle, discussing Ethical Leadership; Director of Growth, Travis Smith, discussing working with host institutions, and Executive Director, Thomas Fox, Omicron ’00 (Illinois) reviewing our Risk Management Standards and sharing some best practices. We also continued our report of the History and Archives Committee where Evan Terry, Epsilon Phi ’93 (McGill), and Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau ’00 (Georgia Tech), reviewed our ties to Washington D.C. including Chester A. Arthur, Theta 1848 (Union), William Howard Taft, Beta 1878 (Yale), and Nelson Rockefeller, Zeta ’30 (Dartmouth).
Devon Trotter, Phi Beta ’06, (William & Mary), led a discussion titled “Belonging: Recruiting Beyond Diversity” and covered basic concepts related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; dove into power and privilege; and helped attendees better understand the barriers to belonging. Devon is a certified life coach and the Senior Advisor to the President of international climate justice nonprofit, Institute for Sustainable Communities. After receiving a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William and Mary; Devon gained a Professional Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and an International Coaching Federation certification through training from Coactive Training Institute.
In addition, after soliciting feedback from attendees, we had roundtable discussion groups covering topics asked for by the members; including Expansion, Member Development, Communication, Creating Mentorship Programs, and more. You can read a more detailed summary of our programming and topics here.
On Sunday evening our Awards Banquet had the honor of Kevin A. Klock, Chi Delta ’01 as the keynote speaker to close our convention.
Brother Klock is a past Archon of his chapter, a prior member of the Psi Upsilon Executive Council and currently serves on the steering committee of the Psi Upsilon Foundation’s Social Impact Fellowship. He is a graduate of Duke University, received his M.A. from American University, and was Lord Rothermere Scholar at Oxford University. He received his J.D. from Georgetown and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. Today, Brother Klock serves the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health as Senior Vice President of Operations and Legal Affairs. He provides overall leadership of the Foundation’s corporate infrastructure and legal strategy and serves as a critical thought partner to the President and entire organization. Brother Klock’s Keynote is about leadership – and 4 pieces of advice he wanted to pass along to our fellow alumni and undergraduates to keep in mind as they lead their chapters next year. (A transcript of Kevin’s remarks available here: )
You can view the photos of the 178th Convention on our Flickr account album for the Convention.
The David A.B. Brown, ΕΦ ’66 Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award which may be bestowed upon an alumni of Psi Upsilon for bringing honor to the Fraternity by exemplifying the true spirit and meaning of brotherhood in all that they do and say, for dedicated and unselfish service in pursuit of the advancement of the Fraternity, and for demonstrating a commitment to serve the educational environment, their community, and their country. The Executive Council is pleased to announce this award has been bestowed on Eldred A. Halsey, Jr., Delta ’58 (NYU), for his lifetime of service to Psi Upsilon and the nation. Read more about Brother Halsey’s lifelong impact on Psi Upsilon Here.
In addition a number of chapters were recognized for their achievements for the 2021-22 Academic Year. Click the link below to view chapters that received awards including: The Owl Award, Garnet and Gold Award and Clasped Hand Award.
Complete list of 178th Convention Awards
Over the weekend Convention delegates split into five committees to discuss the work of the fraternity, these committees are: Nominations and Credentials, Awards, Budget and Development, Unfinished Business and New Business. The Convention Records below document the actions taken by the 178th Convention.
You can also view an updated Psi Upsilon Constitution and the policies of the Fraternity on our website here and view the 178th Convention Binder – which includes items on the Fraternities Budget, Membership Statistics, Chapter Reports and more.
The Beacon highlights the grant, scholarship, and fellowship programs of the Psi Upsilon Foundation in support of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. This issue highlights our 2022-23 graduate and undergraduate Scholarship recipients, the history of our named scholarship program, and updates on the life and careers of our new scholarship committee members.
Spring 2022 Scholarship Beacon
Visit this page to learn more about how you can support our programs.
This is the third year Psi Upsilon Fraternity has partnered with Phired Up to train members of our chapters to become a Certified Recruiter. Their 2-hour program will help teach brothers how to improve their recruitment efforts and drive both the quality and quantity of new members. Every member who is dedicated to helping your chapter attract, select, and secure the right members should become Certified Phired Up Recruiter. You can learn more about the course and sign up here.
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179th Psi Upsilon Convention
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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
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