The Psi Upsilon Foundation is excited to launch the Psi Upsilon Speakers We’ve quickly pivoted from having the Psi Upsilon Speaker Series events around the country to having them online. We will host speakers on a variety of topics bi-weekly. The webinars will be held via Zoom (pre-register for the link) and we will also be experimenting with simultaneously broadcasting them live on Facebook. Details on the full series and reservation links coming soon here.
If you would like to be a speaker please contact jonthan@psiu.org

Headshots of Kole & Jack
Kolemann Lutz, Phi Delta’18
(Mary Washington)
Co-founder of
Journey Foundation
April 9, 2020. 6 – 7 pm

Speaker: Kolemann Lutz, Phi Delta ’18
(Mary Washington)
Co-founder of Journey Foundation

Adventure philanthropy is the growing industry of effecting change through travel and exposure. Two brothers have banded together to not only make a difference for other individuals by encouraging life-altering journeys, but are making an impact on the world simultaneously.


Click here to register for the free webinar

Click here to read more about their entrepreneurship in starting their own not-for-profit organization, Journey Foundation!


Headshot of Dr. Ken Ball, Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University
Dr. Kenneth Ball, Eta ’82
(Lehigh University)
Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University
April 23, 2020. 6 – 7 pm

Speakers: Dr. Ken Ball, Eta ’82 (Lehigh University)
Dean, George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering

Distance Learning


Kenneth Ball was appointed Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering in August 2012. He previously served as the L.S. Randolph Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004-12, overseeing rapid growth in the department with research expenditures increasing five-fold to approximately $20M, and with large increases in student enrollment. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, he served for 15 years on the mechanical engineering faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering. He is recognized internationally for his research in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. He has chaired three international conferences, is a past associate technical editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, and has served on several other engineering journal editorial boards. He is very involved in engineering program assessment and accreditation activities, both in the U.S. and internationally, particularly in the Middle East. Dr. Ball has supervised 13 PhD dissertations and 29 MS theses. He has obtained externally sponsored funding (excluding high-performance computing grants) in excess of $20M for projects and program development in mechanical engineering, including the thermal/fluid sciences and nuclear engineering. The estimated commercial value of his supercomputer grants is in excess of $10M.




The Foundation is grateful for the generous donors as their support makes the Speakers Series possible.

Sponsor an installment of the virtual Speaker Series:

If you’re interested in supporting the on location Speakers Series events around the country when they start up again or would like to suggest a topic for an upcoming event, please contact Director of Member Engagement, Jonathan Chaffin.


The Psi Upsilon Foundation is excited to launch the Psi Upsilon Speakers Series beginning early 2020! This program has been developed to inform, engage and inspire brothers through sharing perspectives from accomplished brothers. Leveraging the greatest asset of Psi Upsilon – its diverse talent of graduates – the Speakers Series will convene a variety of business leaders from various industries and topics to share their perspective on their industry and network with attendees. These forums will focus on current topics that will meaningfully engage graduate and undergraduate brothers in high-concentrated cities. First piloted in 2015 in NYC with remarkable success, this program will now be a more central programming component of the Psi Upsilon Foundation through increased administration and funding. The Speakers Series is part of an on-going effort to reinforce that Psi Upsilon is for life!