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On July 11-13, 1870, brothers from five chapters along with Knight Commander Samuel Zenas Ammen sat around a small table in a hotel room in Richmond, Virginia. Records indicate this took place at either the Exchange Hotel or the Spotswood Hotel. This meeting was called the General Council and constituted the first Convention. More than 149 years later, the Order holds its 78th regular meeting of Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Listed below is a chronology of the Order’s Conventions. 1st 1870 2nd 1871 3rd 1872 4th 1873 5th 1874 6th 1875 7th 1876 8th 1877 9th 1878 10th 1879 11th 1881 12th 1883 13th 1885 14th 1887 15th 1889 16th 1891 17th 1893 18th 1895 19th 1897 Special 1898 20th 1899 21st 1901 22nd 1903 23rd 1905 24th 1907 25th 1909 26th 1911 27th 1913 28th 1915 29th 1917 30th 1919 31st 1921 32nd 1923 33rd 1925 34th 1927 35th 1929 36th 1931 37th 1933 38th 1935 39th 1937 40th 1939 41st 1941 42nd 1947

Richmond, VA Macon, GA Spartanburg, SC Athens, GA Ashland, VA Oxford, GA Richmond, VA Athens, GA Macon, GA Spartanburg, SC Atlanta, GA Richmond, VA Nashville, TN Columbia, SC Augusta, GA Birmingham, AL Richmond, VA Atlanta, GA Nashville, TN Washington, DC Lexington, KY Richmond, VA Atlanta, GA Asheville, NC Norfolk, VA Birmingham, AL New Orleans, LA Memphis, TN Richmond, VA Jacksonville, FL Lexington, KY Dallas, TX Washington, DC Richmond, VA Atlanta, GA Louisville, KY New Orleans, LA Columbia, SC Memphis, TN Jacksonville, FL Pasadena, CA Virginia Beach, VA Savannah, GA

43rd 1949 44th 1951 Special 1952 45th 1953 46th 1955 47th 1957 48th 1959 49th 1961 50th 1963 51st 1965 52nd 1967 53rd 1969 54th 1971 Special 1972 55th 1973 56th 1975 57th 1977 58th 1979 59th 1981 60th 1983 61st 1985 62nd 1987 63rd 1989 64th 1991 65th 1993 66th 1995 67th 1997 68th 1999 69th 2001 70th 2003 71st 2005 72nd 2007 73rd 2009 74th 2011 75th 2013 76th 2015 77th 2017

Washington, DC Edgewater Park, MS Louisville, KY Dallas, TX San Francisco, CA Jacksonville, FL Kansas City, MO Memphis, TN Oklahoma City, OK Roanoke, VA Atlanta, GA Jackson, MS Tulsa, OK Nashville, TN New Orleans, LA Biloxi, MS Houston, TX Jacksonville, FL Nashville, TN Springfield, MO Dallas, TX Lexington, KY Scottsdale, AZ San Francisco, CA Charlotte, NC Cincinnati, OH Atlanta, GA New Orleans, LA Savannah, GA Tampa, FL Roanoke, VA San Antonio, TX Washington, DC Phoenix, AZ San Antonio, TX Roanoke/Lexington, VA St. Louis, MO

WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS! Dear Brothers & Guests, Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, for Kappa Alpha Order’s 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend. New Orleans is a wonderful city filled with culture, history, and energy. Highlights include Bourbon Street, the entire French Quarter, Jackson Square, and unmatched food and entertainment experiences, along with the National World War II Museum. This week will be filled with good fellowship, reacquainting with old friends, meeting new ones, and of course conducting the business of the Order. There are several special events this week that I hope you enjoy. All day Thursday we’ll gather in our own Values Quarter as we register and get settled. Here you’ll gain some great information about KA values and operations, visit vendors and exhibitors, and enjoy live music and fellowship with arriving attendees. Don’t miss the raffles for attendees. Thursday afternoon we will open the first session of the 78th Convention. Afterward, everyone will take buses to Bourbon Street for a Mardi Gras inspired dinner at Bourbon Vieux. On Friday morning, initiated brothers will get the chance to renew their vows at model initiation, which will be held at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, the same location as the initiation held here in 1999. Important committee meetings take place that afternoon. That night we will host the 22nd annual Bid for Brotherhood at the National World War II Museum to raise funds and support for the KAOEF through live and silent auctions. Due to a generous leadership gift, each registrant will not only attend B4B and dinner, but enjoy the two main exhibits: the Road to Berlin and the Road to Tokyo.

Finally, we’ll all celebrate the installation of the 41st Knight Commander at the banquet and ceremony. I am pleased to share this brotherhood weekend with you to celebrate our values, purpose, and our beloved Order. Brothers, welcome, and thank you for being here. Fraternally,

Darren S. Kay Knight Commander



Saturday will be filled with more business of the Order. Midday we will have our Leadership Lecture Luncheon hosted by the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). We are fortunate to have history expert Dr. Rob Havers (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’14), who currently is the President of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library and former President of the National George C. Marshall Foundation. We will discuss important topics in the Undergraduate and Alumni Conferences. The final Convention Session will also allow us to complete the work of the Order including the election of officers, in particular, the Knight Commander.

SCHEDULE You must have a name tag and meal tickets for each meal. Some events may require additional purchases. Visit the Registration for more information and to purchase additional event tickets.

Wednesday, July 31st

12:00pm - 5:00pm Model Initiation Practice, Teams Only Strand 11A 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Executive Council Meeting, Invitation Only Strand 6 Boardroom

6:00pm Meet & Depart for Official Family Reception & Dinner Hyatt Lobby 6:30pm - 10:00pm Official Family Reception & Dinner, Invitation Only Arnaud’s 7:30pm - 10:00pm Former Knight Commander’s Dinner, Invitation Only Arnaud’s

Thursday, August 1st

8:00am - 11:30pm Advisory Council Meeting, Invitation Only Strand 10 9:00am - 5:00pm

Values Quarter & Convention Registration (See page 5 for more details) Empire Ballroom C and D and Empire Foyer

9:00am - 5:00pm Model Initiation Practice, Teams Only Strand 11A 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Welcome & Convention Orientation Empire Ballroom A and B

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Convention Session I Empire Ballroom A and B

3:00pm - 5:00pm Crimson & Gold Society Lounge Open, Members Only Foster 1


5:00pm - 6:00pm KA Chorus Practice Foster 2 5:30pm - 6:00pm KAOEF George C. Marshall Society Reception, Invitation Only Foster 1 6:00pm - 6:30pm Meet & Depart for Mardi Gras Brotherhood Dinner Hyatt Lobby 6:30pm - 10:00pm KAOEF’s 7th Annual Crimson & Gold Society Reception & Dinner Invitation Only, Galatoire’s 6:45pm - 9:00pm Mardi Gras Brotherhood Dinner Bourbon Vieux 9:00pm

Buses Depart for Return to Hyatt Regency

9:00pm - 10:00pm

KAOEF Knight Commander’s Society Reception, Invitation Only Knight Commander’s Suite


SCHEDULE Friday, August 2nd

8:00am - 5:00pm Convention Registration Empire Foyer 8:00am - 8:30am

Meet and Depart for Model Initiation, Initiated Members Only Hyatt Lobby - Grab and Go Breakfast on Bus

9:00am - 11:30am

Model Initiation, Initiated Members Only St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

11:00am - 5:00pm Tuxedo Pick-Up Strand 1 11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch Pythian Market - Walk to Hyatt Regency after Lunch

12:30pm - 5:00pm KAOEF Board of Trustees Meeting, Invitation Only Strand A 1:30pm - 5:00pm Vendors Open Empire Foyer 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Convention Committee Meetings Finance, Bolden 5 Resolutions, Bolden 6 Legislative, Strand 10B

3:00pm - 4:00pm KA Chorus Practice Foster 2 3:00pm - 5:00pm Crimson & Gold Society Lounge Open, Members Only Foster 1

5:30pm - 7:00pm

National WWII Museum Tours “Road to Berlin” and “Road to Tokyo” Exhibits

7:00pm - 9:30pm

KAOEF’s 22nd Annual Bid for Brotherhood & Memorial Dinner


Buses Depart for Return to Hyatt Regency

Saturday, August 3rd

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration & Vendors Open Empire Foyer 8:00am - 9:00am KA Chorus Practice Foster 2 9:00am - 10:00am

Province Breakfast Empire C and D

9:00am - 12:30pm Crimson & Gold Society Lounge Open, Members Only Foster 1 10:00am - 11:30am Undergraduate Conference II Empire C and D



4:30pm Meet and Depart for National WWII Museum Hyatt Lobby

SCHEDULE Saturday, August 3rd Continued 10:00am - 11:00am Alumni Conference Strand 10A 11:30am - 12:30pm Undergraduate/Alumni Professional Networking Fair Empire Foyer 12:30pm - 2:00pm

KAOEF Leadership Lecture Luncheon Empire C and D

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Convention Session II Empire A and B

2:00pm - 4:00pm Crimson & Gold Society Lounge Open, Members Only Foster 1 5:00pm - 6:00pm KA Chorus Practice Foster 2 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Knight Commander’s Accolade and Crimson & Gold Society Reception, Recipients/Members Only 8 Block, 3rd Floor

6:30pm - 7:15pm Convention Reception presented by the Loyal Order & Forever KA Empire Foyer 6:45pm - 7:15pm KA Chorus Dress Rehearsal Foster 2 7:15pm - 7:30pm

Convention Photo Meet in Empire Foyer

7:45pm - 9:30pm

Knight Commander’s Installation Banquet and Ceremony Empire A and B

9:30pm - 11:30pm

Knight Commander’s Reception Empire C and D


8:00am - 8:30am Worship Service Bolden 4 8:30am - 9:30am

Former Knight Commanders’ Breakfast, Invitation Only 8 Block, 3rd Floor


VALUES QUARTER To kick-off the Order’s 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend and celebrate the values of KA, the Values Quarter will feature vendors of KA merchandise, exhibitors, and live music. Registration, blood drive, and tuxedo pick-up will be at the Values Quarter (Thursday only). Visit all of the values stations and receive tickets for a raffle of various KA items! Collegiate Travels - Make a group vacation a reality with a painless planning process Book transportation, hotel accommodations, dinners, cruises & more. Fraternal Composite Services - Get a professional head-shot for your LinkedIn. Fraternal Composite Services can take care of all your composite needs. Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee - KA is leading the way to build a positive presence in Washington, D.C., to help to protect the fraternal experience. The Graphic Cow - Owned by a KA, this is the premiere t-shirt producer in the Greek World. They are the sole Convention t-shirt provider. Herff Jones - The Order’s official jeweler. Special Badges, cuff-links, rings and more. Go formal in style and show your KA pride like a gentleman. Independence Fund - See how a track wheel chair can help improve the life of a wounded veteran and how your chapter can fundraise to donate one. KA Online Store - Purchase exclusive items of interest only found through KA’s official online store. Visit the booth or KA Premier - Exclusive marketplace of money-saving discounts on many products and services, like cell phone services, entertainment options, insurance benefits and more.

Muscular Dystrophy Association - KA’s national philanthropy dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. OmegaFi - Founded by a KA, OmegaFi has been inventing and innovating technology tools for Greek organizations for 26 years. Operation Crimson Gift - To give back, the Convention will hosting a blood drive with The Blood Center, the primary supplier of blood to South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Plaid - Get your Birkman Method Results and learn how your results can help you better understand your stress behaviours when working with others. Spirit Recognition - Founded in 1979, Spirit provides the highest quality & greatest variety of personalized merchandise available, from sportswear to souvenirs & gifts. Talkspace - Licensed counselors can confidentially provide help and advice for relationships, health, academics, career, stress, and depression. TGI Greek - Serving the Greek community for over 22 years with unique and unforgettable t-shirts and innovated promotional products. TNT Security Solutions - Provides State commissioned law enforcement officers for event and uniformed security and traffic management.



Legacy Leather Company - Handcrafted products of premium British harness leather. Get your KA money clip with your initials and a lifetime warranty.


Welcome, Convention Orientation & Convention Session I KA Dress (suit/coat & tie, closed-toed dress shoes, dress socks, and belt)

Mardi Gras Dinner at Bourbon Vieux KA Relaxed (shorts & collared shirt)

Crimson & Gold Society Dinner KA Dress


Model Initiation, Committee Meetings, and Undergraduate Session I KA Dress

KAOEF’s 22th Annual Bid for Brotherhood at the National WWII Museum KA Relaxed (shorts & collared shirt)


Province Breakfast, Alumni & Undergraduate Conferences, Professional Networking, KAOEF Leadership Lecture Luncheon, and Convention Session II KA Dress

Evening events KA Formal (black tie, to include tuxedo and white dinner jacket) Rented tuxedos will be in Strand 1 - 2nd Floor beginning on Friday, August 2nd.


SOCIAL MEDIA Share your experience at the 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend with the rest of the Order, and the world. Utilize pictures, video, thoughts, and experiences and show that you’re proud to be a KA! As always, think twice before posting to ensure your broadcast to the world is in line with the Order’s, and your own personal values. Please use #KAconvention an #KAbrotherhood as the official Convention hashtags on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Instagram photos tagged with both hashtags will be printed out at the Brotherhood booth during the values expo.

/KappaAlphaOrder #KAconvention @KappaAlphaOrder #KAbrotherhood @KappaAlphaOrder


KAPPA ALPHA LAWS Convention is the sovereign legislative body of the Order. Regular meetings of the Convention are held in odd-numbered years. Each time the Convention convenes during a meeting is called a Session. There is an order of business to follow, which may be rearranged upon vote of the Convention. The Knight Commander serves as president of the Convention. The Convention completes much business, including: amendments to the Kappa Alpha Laws, which have been previously filed, are read and referred typically to the Legislative Committee then deliberated upon for report and action; the Resolutions and Finance Committees meet and give their reports; the Alumni and Undergraduate Conferences convene and report; and the Councilors, Senior Councilor, and Knight Commander are elected. Also, the Knight Commander is required to give his biennial report. While it is a time for business, it is also a time for recognizing award-winners and members, speeches, special presentations, and recording into the official Convention record the history of the Order. Just imagine, what is recorded this year in 2019 will be read and researched in 25, 50, 75, and even 100 years from now! Current Kappa Alpha Laws can be found at


The Convention may proceed, out of order, to any order of business by a majority vote. Amended by 56th Convention, 1975 and 64th Convention, 1991.



2-221. Order of business. The order of business of the Convention shall be as follows: (a) call to order and introductory remarks; (b) roll call; (c) report of the Credentials Committee; (d) reports of officers; (e) the appointment of committees; (f) the presentation of legislation and other proposals and the referral of matters to committees; (g) committee meetings; (h) Undergraduate Conference; (i) Alumni Conference; (j) reports of committees and Undergraduate Conference; (k) Convention business, including action on committee reports; (l) election of officers; and (m) adjournment.

CONFERENCE AGENDAS UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE Call to Order Invocation Roll Call Address from the Chairman Presentation on Benefits of Membership Project Outreach Initiatives Enhanced Services Interfraternal Issues Closing Remarks Adjournment

ALUMNI CONFERENCE Call to Order Roll Call Determination of Voting Strength Remarks from Knight Commander Review of Legislation KAOEF Update Crimson and Gold Society Forever KA Update Alumni Engagement Alumni Chapter Update Fraternity Housing Corporation Government Relations White Court of Honor Induction New Business Election of Chief Alumnus Election of Deputy Chief Alumnus Closing Remarks


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COMMITTEES & OFFICERS Pursuant to the Bylaws, each delegate is appointed, by the Knight Commander, to one of the three standing committees of the Convention. The Knight Commander serves as the president of Convention. The committee assignments, including Chairs and Vice Chairs are found on the following page. LEGISLATIVE - This committee reviews proposed amendments to the Kappa Alpha Laws, holds discussion, and either does or does not take action. They then make recommendations in the form of a report, to the Convention. RESOLUTIONS - Resolutions are crafted honoring or memorializing members and nonmembers, and various other topics. The committee’s report is read into the record and voted on by the Convention. FINANCE - The Order’s budget and financial statements are explained, discussed, and reviewed in a report to the Convention. OTHER OFFICERS Parliamentarian Sergeant-at-Arms Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Secretary Assistant Secretary Tellers

Hon. David M. Warren (Tau­–Wake Forest ’78) Travis B. LaCox (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’00) Dustin G. Brann (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’11) Gary G. Wiser, Jr. (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99) Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87) Michael P. Wilson (Alpha Theta–Transylvania ’00) J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’69) Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57)

A special thanks goes to those local alumni who have assisted in promoting and giving guidance and insight into planning the 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend. G. Wogan Bernard (Alpha–Washington & Lee ’00) William F. Biossat Jr. (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’98)

Dr. Russell J. Saloom (Epsilon Kappa– Southeastern Louisiana ’74)

Paul R. Burns, Sr. (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’71)

Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02)

Ethan J. Bush (Delta Xi–McNeese State ’97)

T. Shofner Smith III (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’13)

Thomas B. Coleman (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’62)

David J. Toso (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’91)

Patrick G. Coudrain (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’07)

Michael J. Toso III (Psi–Tulane ’82)

Harlan H. Kappel (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’91)

Harold Paul Vice, Jr. (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’91)

Dr. Chris Maggio (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’83)

Dr. Michael M. Wallace (Beta Commission–VMI ’16)

Micah A. Martello (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’91)

Kelly S. Wells (Epsilon Kappa–Southeastern Louisiana ’87)

Matthew D. O’Neal (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’06)

Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72)




COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Chairman: David M. Warren, Former Knight Commander Vice Chairmen: Sam O. Leake, Jr., Councilor William E. Dreyer, Former Knight Commander Jack R. Taylor, Former Knight Commander

Golden Gate Alumni Chapter Hammond Alumni Chapter Illiana Alumni Chapter Knoxville, TN Area Alumni Chapter Martin, Tennessee Alumni Chapter Mustang Alumni Chapter National Capital Region Alumni Chapter Northern Arizona Alumni Chapter Oklahoma City Alumni Chapter San Antonio Alumni Chapter Southern Georgia Alumni Chapter Southwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter Texas Panhandle Alumni Chapter Western Arkansas Alumni Chapter

Darron E. Franta, Ammen Province Commander David T. Martineau V, Mikell Province Commander H. David Pinson, Locke Province Commander James M. Ransbottom, Hamilton Province Commander P. Michael Ruff, Crawford Province Commander Gregory R. Singleton, Forester Province Commander Robert H. Wall, Smith Province Commander ACTIVE CHAPTERS Arkansas Tech–Epsilon Zeta Austin Peay State–Zeta Tau Birmingham-Southern–Phi California–Alpha Xi Campbell–Zeta Psi Clemson–Delta Omicron Davidson–Sigma Drury–Beta Iota Eastern Kentucky–Delta Mu Elon–Epsilon Mu Emory–Epsilon George Mason–Epsilon Phi Georgia Southern–Delta Theta Houston–Gamma Mu Jacksonville State–Delta Phi James Madison–Zeta Theta Lamar–Gamma Xi Maryland–Beta Kappa Memphis–Gamma Gamma Mercer–Kappa Millsaps–Alpha Mu Newberry–Delta Epsilon Nicholls State–Epsilon Beta North Carolina–Upsilon North Texas–Gamma Lambda Rhodes–Alpha Epsilon Richmond–Eta San Diego State–Gamma Iota South Alabama–Epsilon Alpha Southeastern Louisiana–Epsilon Kappa Tennessee Tech–Zeta Epsilon Tennessee-Chattanooga–Zeta Upsilon Texas A&M–Epsilon Delta Texas–Omicron Virginia Tech–Epsilon Eta Virginia–Lambda Washington–Zeta Mu West Virginia–Alpha Rho William & Mary–Alpha Zeta

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE Chairman: J. Michael Duncan, Former Knight Commander Vice Chairmen: King V. Aiken, Councilor James M. Schmuck, Councilor Idris R. Traylor, Jr., Former Knight Commander Cole Evans, National Undergraduate Chairman Douglas W. Hanisch, Neal Province Commander Douglas B. Harris, Chief Alumnus Steven E. Hastings, Wood Province Commander Jeffrey W. Love, Frampton Province Commander Joel A. Nickles, Walsh Province Commander Matthew D. O’Neal, White Province Commander Collin B. Taylor, Candler Province Commander ACTIVE CHAPTERS Alabama–Alpha Beta Appalachian State–Delta Psi Arkansas State–Delta Eta Arkansas-Monticello–Epsilon Chi Arkansas–Alpha Omicron Auburn–Nu Baylor–Delta Omega Coastal Carolina–Zeta Omega Duke–Alpha Phi Florida–Beta Zeta Francis Marion–Delta Tau Georgetown–Beta Delta Georgia Tech–Alpha Sigma Georgia–Gamma Hampden-Sydney–Alpha Tau Kennesaw State–Zeta Chi Louisiana State–Alpha Gamma Louisiana-Lafayette–Gamma Phi Marshall–Beta Upsilon McNeese State–Delta Xi Mississippi State–Beta Tau Mississippi–Alpha Upsilon Missouri Southern State–Delta Pi Nevada–Zeta Delta North Carolina-Wilmington–Epsilon Psi North Florida–Zeta Nu Northwestern State–Gamma Psi Presbyterian–Beta Pi South Carolina–Rho Southwestern–Xi Stephen F. Austin State–Delta Kappa Tennessee–Pi Texas Tech–Gamma Chi

COMMISSIONS VMI–Beta Commission USNA–Sigma Beta Commission ALUMNI CHAPTERS Atlanta Alumni Chapter Bowling Green Alumni Chapter Charleston Alumni Chapter Columbus, GA Alumni Chapter Epsilon Alpha Traveler Alumni Chapter Georgia Coastal Empire Alumni Chapter


COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Tulsa–Mu Valdosta State–Delta Rho Vanderbilt–Chi West Georgia–Zeta Kappa William Jewell–Alpha Delta Wofford–Delta

Missouri S&T–Beta Alpha North Carolina State–Alpha Omega Northern Arizona–Epsilon Tau Oklahoma State–Beta Xi Old Dominion–Delta Gamma Roanoke–Beta Rho Sam Houston State–Gamma Tau Southern Illinios–Zeta Sigma Southern Indiana–Zeta Omicron Stanford–Alpha Pi Tennessee-Martin–Delta Upsilon Texas-Arlington–Delta Iota Transylvania–Alpha Theta Tulane–Psi Univ. of the South–Alpha Alpha Wake Forest–Tau Washington & Lee–Alpha Washington College–Beta Omega West Texas A&M–Gamma Sigma West Virginia Wesleyan–Beta Chi Western Kentucky–Epsilon Theta Westminster–Alpha Eta Wingate–Zeta Zeta

COMMISSIONS The Citadel–Theta Commission USAFA–Sigma Gamma Commission ALUMNI CHAPTERS Acadiana Alumni Association Alpha Rho Alumni Chapter Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter Cape Fear Alumni Chapter Charlotte Alumni Chapter Cullowhee Alumni Chapter Gamma Tau Alumni Chapter Houston Area Alumni Jacksonville Alumni Chapter Lexington, VA Alumni Chapter Mississippi Alumni Chapter Northern Virginia Alumni Chapter Orlando Alumni Chapter Puerto Vallarta Alumni Chapter Roanoke Valley Alumni Chapter South Central Missouri Alumni Chapter Southern Indiana Alumni Chapter Tallahassee Alumni Chapter Thibodaux Alumni Chapter Wichita Falls Alumni Chapter

COMMISSIONS USMA–Sigma Alpha Commission Omega Commission ALUMNI CHAPTERS Arlington, Texas Alumni Chapter Bluegrass Alumni Chapter Cascadia Alumni Chapter Chattanooga, TN Alumni Chapter Dallas Alumni Chapter Gateway Alumni Chapter Golden Triangle Area Alumni Chapter Houston Baptist Alumni Chapter Joplin, MO Alumni Chapter Macon, Georgia Alumni Chapter Mu Alumni Chapter New River Valley, VA Alumni Chapter Northwest LA Alumni Chapter Pee Dee Area Alumni Chapter Roswell/North River Alumni Chapter Southern Arkansas Alumni Chapter Southwest Alabama Alumni Chapter Texas A&M Commerce Alumni Chapter West Kentucky Alumni Chapter Xi Alumni Chapter

FINANCE COMMITTEE Chairman: Ben W. Satcher, Jr., Former Knight Commander Vice Chairmen: David P. Barksdale, Councilor L. Blair Bailey, Councilor James R. Estes, Former Knight Commander L. Charles Banks Jr., Graves Province Commander Stephen J. LaFollette, Dunwody Province Commander Hunter M. Lipscomb, Irwin Province Commander Lee P. Oliver III, Hardeman Province Commander Jason L. Potts, Feller Province Commander John T. Rooney, Chiles Province Commander ACTIVE CHAPTERS Arizona State–Epsilon Omega Arizona–Gamma Epsilon Arkansas-Fort Smith–Zeta Rho Centenary–Alpha Iota Delaware–Beta Epsilon Delta State–Delta Beta East Carolina–Gamma Rho Florida Gulf Coast–Zeta Pi Florida State–Gamma Eta Furman–Iota George Washington–Alpha Nu Georgia College–Epsilon Nu High Point–Zeta Phi Kentucky–Theta Louisiana Tech–Gamma Alpha Louisiana-Monroe–Gamma Nu Miami–Epsilon Lambda


MARDI GRAS DINNER Enjoy New Orleans cuisine with exclusive views of Bourbon Street and appreciate the centuries-old architecture and the spirit of the French Quarter! Bourbon Vieux boasts the largest covered balcony on Bourbon Street. Celebrate KA brotherhood with live music.

CRIMSON & GOLD SOCIETY DINNER The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation will host the 7th Annual Crimson & Gold Society Dinner on Thursday at Galatoire’s. From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of this internationally-renowned restaurant. In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution. The Crimson and Gold Society is a group of members, chapters, and friends of the Order who annually contribute $1,000 in unrestricted support to the KAOEF. Learn more at

2019 KA CHORUS Led by Councilor Sam O. Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61), the KA Chorus will perform KA songs at the Knight Commander’s Installation Banquet on Saturday evening. If you are interested, see the schedule for KA Chorus practice times or talk with Councilor Leake for more information.


KAOEF LEADERSHIP LECTURE LUNCHEON The Leadership Lecture Series began in 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the late Ely Callaway, Jr. (Epsilon–Emory ’37), founder of Callaway Golf, speaking to all undergraduate and alumni brothers in attendance. Since that time, the series has grown to become an integral part of the Convention weekend. For the KAOEF’s 16th Leadership Lecture, we are fortunate to have Dr. Robin Paul Whittick Havers (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’14). Rob currently serves as the president of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, Illinois. Previously, served as president of the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, executive director of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, and as a former Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Membership in a fraternity comes with many benefits including professional networking, which can be vital in excelling in your career. During the Professional Networking Fair, undergraduates and alumni will get a chance to mingle and connect with brothers in almost every industry. Get advice or learn from the first-hand experiences of other brothers, and make connections that will help advance in your career.

KNIGHT COMMANDER’S INSTALLATION BANQUET As a finale to the 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend, celebrate the installation of our 41st Knight Commander with a banquet & ceremony on Saturday evening. Prior to the Banquet, there will be two receptions. The first is for recipients of the Knight Commander’s Accolade and members of the KAOEF’s Crimson and Gold Society. The second is for all Convention attendees. It is hosted in honor of the Loyal Order and Forever KA. Join us and learn more about staying involved as an alumnus and giving back to KA. Events on Saturday evening are black tie. See the schedule for tuxedo pick-up times.




Join National Chaplain Dwain P. Knight (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’04) for a moving Sunday service surrounding Kappa Alpha Order’s values, our shared brotherhood, and our faith. Reflect on the Order in your life and enjoy the fellowship in the closing hours of this historic weekend.

SPOUSE, FAMILY & GUEST EVENTS Join the first lady of KA, Mrs. Karen Kay, spouses and guests for various events throughout New Orleans. If you are not already signed up, visit Convention Registration or contact Anita Snyder at or (540) 460-1597 for more details.


8:30am - 9:30am

Spouses and Guests Breakfast (Dutch Treat) 8 Block, 3rd floor, Casual


Transport to Cooking School Meet in Hyatt Lobby

10:00am - 1:00pm New Orleans School of Cooking (Limited availbiltiy) 1:00pm - 4:00pm Enjoy New Orleans on your own 4:00pm

Return to hotel


Transporation to Crimson & Gold Society Dinner Meet in Hyatt Lobby

6:30pm 7th Annual KAOEF Crimson & Gold Society Dinner (Members Only) Galatoire’s, Semi-Formal




Transport to French Quarter for Coffee/beignets on your own Meet in Hyatt Lobby, Casual


Meet at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas


Dr. Gumbo Food/History Walking Tour (Limited availbiltiy)


Return to Hotel


Transportation for Bid for Brotherhood Meet in Hyatt Lobby, Casual

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Museum Tours - Road to Tokyo and Road to Berlin Exhibits National WWII Museum

7:00pm - 9:30pm

22nd Annual KAOEF Bid for Brotherhood and Memorial Dinner National WWII Museum


Depart for Hotel



8:30am - 9:30am

Spouses and Guests Breakfast (Dutch Treat) 8 Block, 4rd floor, Casual


Depart for Mardi Gras World Meet in Hyatt Lobby

10:00am - 12:00pm Explore Mardi Gras World Casual 12:00pm - 4:00pm 1:30am - 3:00pm

Lunch on your own and explore the French Quarter

6:00pm - 6:45pm

Knight Commander’s Accolade and Crimson & Gold Society Reception (Invitation Only) 8 Block, 3rd Floor, Formal

Return to Hotel

6:30pm - 7:15pm Convention Reception presented by the Loyal Order & Forever KA Empire Foyer, 2nd Floor, Formal 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Knight Commander’s Installation Banquet Empire A and B, 2nd Floor, Formal

9:30pm - 11:30pm

Knight Commander’s Reception Empire C and D, 2nd Floor, Formal



MODEL INITIATION This year, our initiation ceremony will be performed by our brothers from Alpha Iota Chapter at Centenary College and Gamma Alpha Chapter at Louisiana Tech University, and it is directed by David H. Alexander (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’13). The ceremony will be conducted at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, the location for Model Initiation at the 68th Convention in 1999. Rev. Dr. Donald R. Frampton (Rho–South Carolina ’72), son of 24th Knight Commander William McLeod Frampton, recently retired, but served the Church as Senior Pastor since 1994.


St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church is an offspring of First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans which was founded in Lafayette Square under the leadership of Reverend Sylvester Larned on January 8, 1819. In 1906, the First Presbyterian Church purchased the old Governor McEnery residence, which was a lot bounded by St. Charles Avenue, State, and Benjamin Streets in the Uptown area. On May 17, 1911, the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church voted to erect a new building known as the St. Charles Avenue Branch of the First Presbyterian Church on this lot. Beginning on October 4, 1914 regular morning and evening services were conducted in this building, which was then known as “The Little Church.” By 1920, the work of the Branch Church had expanded so significantly that its organization into a separate church seemed advisable, and the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church was formed on December 19, 1920 with 209 charter members. The church continued to grow and added the current Education Building in 1925. New men will be initiated into our eternal bonds of brotherhood. In addition, look to the Model Initiation program to help remember and memorialize our KAs we have lost over the past two years. As you watch the initiation, recommit yourselves to a lifetime of brotherhood, service, and dedication to the values of Kappa Alpha Order.


CRIMSON & GOLD SOCIETY LOUNGE Crimson & Gold Society Lounge As a thank you to members of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s Crimson & Gold Society, a private lounge is provided for members to enjoy throughout the 78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend. Members are welcome to drop in to relax, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and view the Order’s Traveling Archives. Lounge Times: Thursday, 3pm - 5pm Friday, 3pm - 5pm Saturday, 9am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 4pm Location: 2nd Floor, Foster 1

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The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s Bid for Brotherhood (B4B) began in 1998 in Kansas City, Missouri. Started by then Knight Commander James R. Estes, B4B serves to combine an alumni event with a meaningful fundraising activity to establish an endowment for KA’s valuable leadership and educational programs. By providing a grant the Order annually, the costs associated with providing outstanding educational opportunities are minimal to our undergraduate members. The eventual goal is to have all of KA’s programs available to every undergraduate KA at zero cost to them. As of last year, the net income raised through B4B events has totaled $907,100. Each auction event continues to grow and it is our hope that this 22nd annual B4B, held at the National WWII will be our best yet.


Full convention registration for all undergraduate attendees includes a ticket to the 22th Annual Bid for Brotherhood. Alumni who wish to attend B4B, but have not purchased their tickets yet can do so by visiting registration.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING • Transporation will be provided from the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Meet at 4:30pm in the lobby. • The Museum’s parking garage is located at 1024 Magazine Street. This portion of Magazine Street is a one-way, and the garage is located on the left side. • $10 for 1 to 3 hours of parking


EXHIBITS Due to a generous donation from Dr. Russell J. Saloom (Gamma Phi– Louisiana-Lafayette ’74), tours of the National WWII Museum’s Road to Tokyo and Road to Berlin exhibits are included for all attendees at no additional cost. The National WWII Museum’s exhibits cover the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world, in a voice that is intimate and personal. Exhibits not only highlight the role of world leaders, but also the everyday men and women who found the strength and courage to accomplish the extraordinary.

SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS Throughout the night, various items and packages will be up for grabs. Place your bids using your smart-phone by visiting or find a staff person to assist you. At the end of the evening, some fantastic items will be auctioned. As a reminder, all funds raised go to support the mission of the KAOEF, which is to raise funds for the benefit of the Order. So, bid early, and bid often!



ROAD TO TOKYO Pacific Theater Galleries retraces the grueling trail that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by way of New Guinea and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, the islands of the Pacific, China, India, and Alaska. Exhibits explore the evolving strategy for fighting relentless Japanese forces in Asia and the Pacific, examining cultural differences, logistical challenges, and the staggering range of extreme conditions that confronted American military forces. ROAD TO BERLIN European Theater Galleries brings to life the drama, sacrifices, personal stories, and strategies of America’s campaign to defeat the Axis powers and preserve freedom. From faltering first battles in North Africa to the bloody struggle at Germany’s doorstep, the immersive galleries in Road to Berlin recreate actual battle settings and villages—with crumbling walls, bombtorn rooftops, icy pathways, and a chillingly realistic soundscape—as the evocative backdrop for period newsreels, video histories, interactive kiosks, macro-artifacts, and digital displays dive deeper into the story.



William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57) Loyal Order #12 Former Knight Commander Dreyer was born and raised in Concordia, Missouri. After graduating from William Jewell College in 1959, he began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Saint Louis, Missouri. Bill was the company’s coordinator for the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Dreyer became General Manager of the Southwestern Region for the Western Electric Company in Saint Louis in 1982. In 1985, he was named President of the Kansas Division of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Bill became Group President of Southwestern Bell Corporation in Saint Louis in 1988, and was responsible for overseeing one international and three national subsidiaries. Bill was named President of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company of Texas in 1992. He headed a work force of over 30,000 employees, who provided telecommunications services to more than five million customers. Bill retired in 1998 as the Senior Executive Vice President of SBC, which is now AT&T. Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. In 1985, he received the Citation of Achievement from Jewell. In 2011, Bill was elected as the 39th Knight Commander and served until 2015. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, and on the boards of several other organizations. Dreyer and his wife, Linda, are members of the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church. They have two daughters, two sons-inlaw, one granddaughter and four grandsons, two of which are KAs. They live in San Antonio, Texas. J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’69) Loyal Order #11 Born on June 5, 1950 in Dallas, Texas, Former Knight Commander Duncan served as Number I in 1972. He was elected Mikell Province Commander in 1974, a position he would hold until 1989 when he was elected to the Executive Council. He served as Senior Councilor from 1993-1995 and from 2003-2007. In 2007 he was elected as the 38th Knight Commander. With the 34th Executive Council, he established the Knight Commander’s Medal for heroism in the face of adversity. Through efforts to raise academic standards, chapters experienced their highest GPAs in history during his term. Thirteen chapters were established or re-chartered and the Theta, Sigma Alpha and Omega Commissions, along with the Military Division were established. Concerned with providing quality education to the Order’s Number I’s, Duncan worked to create the 1st Number I’s Leadership Institute in 2003 and has served as the Dean of the Institute every year. Former Knight Commander Duncan lead the creation of Forever KA to keep alumni connected for life. The Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future Capital Campaign was completed in 2009 while Duncan was Knight Commander. He is a retired Senior Special Agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and former Trustee of the KAOEF and resides in Arlington, Texas. He currently owns a security and private investigation firm.


FORMER KNIGHT COMMANDERS Ben W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79) Loyal Order #17 Former Knight Commander Satcher was born on October 2, 1960 in Greenwood, South Carolina. He was initiated by Delta Omicron Chapter at Clemson University in 1979. He served as rush chairman and Number I of the chapter, and also served the Order as National Undergraduate Vice-Chairman from 1980-1982. A long time advisor to Delta Omicron, Former Knight Commander Satcher was elected the sixth Commander of the John Temple Graves Province in 1991. He would serve in that capacity until his election to the Executive Council at the Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1995. Recognizing the need to strengthen the Order’s educational programming, then Councilor Satcher worked to develop The Crusade, expanding education on the chapter level to four years. Satcher served one term as Senior Councilor, beginning in 2001, and was elected the 37th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order at the Convention in Tampa, Florida in 2003. A longtime supporter of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, during his term as Knight Commander the Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future Capital Campaign was initiated. In 2008, he joined the staff of the Foundation and is currently the Chief Development Officer of the KAOEF.

James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ‘60) Loyal Order #10 Former Knight Commander Estes comes from a long line of legacies that include a grandfather, great uncle, father, two brothers, a son and a host of others. Estes held many leadership positions while at Alpha Kappa, including serving as Number I in 1963. For twenty years he served as Alumnus Advisor to Alpha Kappa and was elected the Commander of the Henry J. Chiles Province in 1993. Former Knight Commander Estes was elected to the Executive Council in 1995 and named Senior Councilor at his first Executive Council meeting. Estes became the Order’s 36th Knight Commander in 1997 at the Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1998 he launched the annual “Bid for Brotherhood” auction to raise money for the Order’s educational programs. Following his term as Knight Commander, Estes served on the board of the North-American



Hon. David M. Warren (Tau–Wake Forest ’78) Loyal Order #13 Former Knight Commander Warren was born on August 1, 1959. While a member of Tau he served as Number III and Rush Chairman. A long time advisor to Tau Chapter he also served the Order as Deputy Chief Alumnus and as Commander of the Ed Chambers Smith Province from 1985 until 1991. Former Knight Commander Warren was elected to the Executive Council in 1995 and named as Senior Councilor in 1997. Elected as the Order’s 36th Knight Commander in 2001, Warren served until 2003. Concerned with improving the relationship between the Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, Former Knight Commander Warren reorganized the structure of the KAOEF and consolidated the administrative duties of both organizations. Operation Crimson Gift, an Order-wide blood drive, was established during his term. He remains instrumental in dealing with and editing the Kappa Alpha Laws. Professionally, Former Knight Commander Warren is a Federal Bankruptcy Judge and resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also serves as the Vice President of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

FORMER KNIGHT COMMANDERS Interfraternity Conference and became the organization’s president in 2004. Professionally, Former Knight Commander Estes is engaged in real estate management. He is a former president of the KAOEF and serves the KAOEF Trustee.


Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) Loyal Order #866 Former Knight Commander Traylor was born in Norman, Oklahoma, on February 4, 1935. As a professor of history and administrator at Texas Tech University, Traylor began serving as Gamma Chi Chapter’s advisor in 1969. He was initiated as a faculty member in February 1970. Traylor served for 25 years as the Alumnus Advisor for the chapter, founded the Lubbock Alumni Chapter, and was a founder of the original Council of Honor, earning a Knight Commander’s Accolade for his work. National Scholarship Officer for more than two decades, Traylor wrote Brains, Books, Brotherhood, KA’s scholarship manual. He served as Hamer Deputy Province Commander, Locke Province Commander, and founded the Locke Court of Honor. Traylor served 14 years on the Executive Council, including four years as Senior Councilor and four years as Knight Commander, first elected at the Dallas Convention in 1985. Traylor revived the position of Chief Alumnus and promoted alumni chapters, more than doubling the number to over 100. His priority in undergraduate chapter expansion was rechartering previously existing chapters although KA continued to add new chapters. He introduced the Order’s Distinguished Public Service Award and the first paperback edition of the Kappa Alpha Laws. It was under Traylor’s leadership that the Administrative Offices moved to Lexington he was one of those instrumental in the location, purchase, renovation, and furnishing of the National Headquarters Building. Jack R. Taylor (Beta Iota–Drury ’50) Loyal Order #2022 Jack Richesin Taylor was born in Clovis, New Mexico, on May 8, 1931. While he was initiated at Drury, he transferred to Alpha Kappa that same year and was elected Number I in 1951. Taylor served as Chiles Province Commander from 1975 to 1977, when he was elected to the Executive Council. Two years later he was selected as Senior Councilor, and he became Knight Commander in August 1981. As Knight Commander, his major thrust was continuation of the Order’s restructuring, which had begun to make it more responsive to chapters’ current and future needs. He also facilitated the consolidation of administrative efforts and laid the foundation for their automation. Taylor hired Kappa Alpha’s first development director and served as president of Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. Now retired, professionally, Taylor was an investor and corporate “turnaround” management specialist for the retail industry. He served as both CEO and COO and as a consultant to management of midsize, multistore, general merchandise, and specialty retailers.


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DIRECTORY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Darren S. Kay, Knight Commander (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) Loyal Order #55 C. Douglas Simmons III, Senior Councilor (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) Loyal Order #179 King V. Aiken, Jr., Councilor (Kappa–Mercer ’83) Loyal Order #99 L. Blair Bailey, Councilor (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’88) Loyal Order #84 David P. Barksdale, Councilor (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) Loyal Order #156 Sam O. Leake, Jr., Councilor (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61) Loyal Order #21 Dr. James M. Schmuck, Councilor (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69) Loyal Order #1064 R. Cole Evans, National Undergraduate Chairman (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’16)


PROVINCE COMMANDERS Ammen Province - Darron E. Franta (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’90) Loyal Order #856 Candler Province - Collin B. Taylor (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’96) Loyal Order #2411 Chiles Province - John T. Rooney (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’91) Loyal Order #3636 Crawford Province - Hon. P. Michael Ruff (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’67) Loyal Order #3060 Dunwody Province - Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’84) Loyal Order #2330 Feller Province - Jason L. Potts (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’93) Loyal Order #796 Forester Province - Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) Loyal Order #184 Frampton Province - Jeffrey W. Love (Epsilon Rho–Purdue ’86) Loyal Order #79 Graves Province - L. Charles Banks, Jr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’02) Loyal Order #2690 Hamilton Province - James M. Ransbottom (Alpha Rho–West Virginia ’99) Loyal Order #3760 Hardeman Province - Lee P. Oliver III (Kappa–Mercer ’86) Loyal Order #2629 Irwin Province - Hunter M. Lipscomb (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’04) Loyal Order #912 Locke Province - H. David Pinson (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’00) Loyal Order #63 Mikell Province - David T. Martineau V (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’88) Loyal Order #3484 Neal Province - Douglas W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98) Loyal Order #2217 Smith Province - Robert H. Wall (Tau–Wake Forest ’95) Loyal Order #2698 Walsh Province - Dr. Joel A. Nickles (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’74) Loyal Order #1641 White Province - Matthew D. O’Neal (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’06) Loyal Order #2228 Wood Province - Dr. Steven E. Hastings (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’70) Loyal Order #3747 OTHER OFFICERS Douglas B. Harris, Chief Alumnus (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) Loyal Order #873 Blake E. Benney, Deputy Chief Alumnus (Gamma Lambda–North Texas ’86) Loyal Order #1137 Martin A. Knight III, National Undergraduate Vice-Chairman (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’16) Dwain P. Knight, National Chaplain (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’04) Loyal Order #618 Gregory R. Singleton, National Scholarship Officer (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) Loyal Order #184


DIRECTORY KAOEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES Derick S. Close, Chairman & President (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’78) Loyal Order #2838 Hon. David M. Warren, Vice President (Tau–Wake Forest ’78) Loyal Order #13 R. Scott Heath, Treasurer (Delta–Wofford ’77) Loyal Order #2243 Darren S. Kay, Knight Commander (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) Loyal Order #55 Dan H. Akin (Gamma Omicron–Lambuth ’60) Loyal Order #2549 David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’88) Loyal Order #156 Richard L. Burke (Zeta–Randolph-Macon ’83) Loyal Order #1038 William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’69) Loyal Order #12 James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’60) Loyal Order #10 Robert W. Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) Loyal Order #2150 Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’63) Loyal Order #1239 Steve C. Knight (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ’70) Loyal Order #1147 Malcolm H. Liles (Gamma–Georgia ’71) Loyal Order #342 E.L. Scott McLain (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’84) Loyal Order #3104 Michael V. Paulin (Beta Sigma–Southern California ‘60) Loyal Order #1623 Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) Loyal Order #884 C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) Loyal Order #179 William H. Skipper, Jr., (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’80) Loyal Order #2380 Joseph M. Van Name III (Beta Omega–Washington College ’87) Loyal Order #69 Larry Stanton Wiese, Secretary (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87) Loyal Order #37









KAOEF LIFE TRUSTEES Timothy K. Adams (Epsilon–Emory ’57) Loyal Order #326 Jack R. Taylor (Beta Iota–Drury ’50) Loyal Order #2022 Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) Loyal Order #866

DIRECTORY NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE at Mulberry Hill A. Blake Ball, Interim Director of Risk Management (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’12) Loyal Order #3756 Tullis D. Beasley, Director of Leadership Education (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’09) Loyal Order #3184 Nathan V. Brannon, Associate Director for Chapter Services (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’14) Erika P. Brooke, Fraternity Services Assistant Brent E. Buswell, Director of Communications (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09) Loyal Order #3185 Damian C. Doolittle, Associate Director for Chapter Development (Zeta Psi–Campbell ’17) Brent W. Fellows, Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs (Epsilon Theta–Western Kentucky ’98) Loyal Order #2628 Mary Frazier, Building and Grounds Assistant Anthony M. Graziani, Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’07) Loyal Order #3606 Evan M. Hanna, Associate Director for Chapter Development (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’17) Loyal Order #3693 Sturt A. Hollandsworth, Associate Director for Chapter Services (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’16) Sinclair B. Kouns III, Associate Director for Chapter Services (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’15) Pamela D. Lee, Accounting Assistant Jesse S. Lyons, Assistant Executive Director for Advancement & Editor of The Kappa Alpha Journal (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’98) Loyal Order #39


SGM E. Kent McMichael (Ret.), Archivist (Beta Commission–VMI ’95) Loyal Order #251 Kristy Reed, Receptionist Aristeo S. Ruiz, Associate Director for Chapter Development (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’14) Carlton O. Schumpert, Director of College & University Relations (Beta Gamma–Charleston ’10) Loyal Order #3671 Jacob A. Seay, Intern (Zeta Omega–Coastal Carolina’ 17) Loyal Order #3752 Anita Snyder, Assistant to the Executive Director Evan L. Stack, Director of Chapter Development (Zeta Chi–Kennesaw State ’15) Loyal Order #3422


DIRECTORY Brianne Tillotson, Director of Financial Operations Jacob W. Warren, Associate Director for Chapter Services (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’14) Larry Stanton Wiese, Executive Director (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87) Loyal Order #37 KAPPA ALPHA ORDER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION at Mulberry Hill Larry Stanton Wiese, Executive Director (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87) Loyal Order #37 Andrew P. Carr, Director of Development (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ’00) Loyal Order #2993 Tanner L. Gellinger, Director of Development (Zeta Omicron–Southern Indiana ’12) Loyal Order #3345 Aaron D. Masey, Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship (Epsilon Eta–Virginia Tech ’17) Loyal Order #3518 Rebecca L. Moore, Foundation Assistant Ben W. Satcher, Jr., Former Knight Commander & Chief Development Officer (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79) Loyal Order #17








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78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend Program Book  

The 78th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend takes place Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4, 2019. Events will take place at the Hya...

78th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend Program Book  

The 78th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend takes place Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4, 2019. Events will take place at the Hya...