CEO Appoints Two Collegiate Advisory Committee Vacancies
INDIANAPOLIS – Tau Kappa Epsilon is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich has appointed the two vacant spots on the 2015-2017 Collegiate Advisory Committee. The slate of two candidates were unanimously approved by all living Past Grand Prytani of Tau Kappa Epsilon earlier this week. The CAC is made up of nine collegiate members who serve as an advisory board to the Fraternity. This advisory board reports directly to the Programs Committee of the Grand Council chaired by Frater Fritz Jacobi (Lambda-Alpha, South Florida).
A rising senior at the Upsilon-Iota Chapter at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Frater Alvarado professionally serves as the lead student paraprofessional at the IUPUI Office of Campus Visits. Leading in his professional life as well as his collegiate career, he has served his chapter in the roles of Histor, Grammateus, Recruitment Chairman, and Philanthropy Chairman. He currently serves the as Membership Quality Board Chairman for his chapter and IFC President. A 2015 Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy graduate, he has attended a Regional Leadership Conference and AFLV every year since 2014. With his institution's setting, Frater Alvarado has the potential to serve the Collegiate Advisory Committee in an instrumental role as the voice of mid-major urban schools located throughout TKE Nation with a special focus in the Midwest.
An upcoming senior at the Lambda Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Frater Bennett has professionally served as Student Fundraiser for the UW Foundation successfully raising over $20,000 for the University this past year. He has exhibited leadership in TKE and the collegiate community through his roles of Executive President of IFC, Prytanis, Master Plan Committee Member, and TKE Week Chairman. A 2015 Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy graduate, he has led his chapter to a $0 balance with the Offices of the Grand Chapter. He is currently working with his chapter's alumni board to fundraise to upgrade their TKE House as well as interning with the Real Estate Department in the FedEx Ground Corporate Headquarters this summer. With his institution's setting, Frater Bennett has the potential to serve the Collegiate Advisory Committee in an instrumental role as the voice of a Power 5 conference school that maintains independent housing on campus.
The two vacancies were created after Jed Thomas (Omicron-Sigma, Indiana-Southeast) and Matthew Rigali (Delta-Xi, Miami) graduated this semester.
CAC Chairman Jonah Griego (Tau-Psi, West Florida) commented on the two new appointees, “I am extremely happy that these strong individuals not only may represent their chapters, but showcase their personal leadership in oncoming dialogue with the Grand Council. With their expert insight on their campus' geopolitical setting as well as familiarity with a majority of the Collegiate Advisory Committee, this allows for these men to join in on conversations without missing a beat. I feel they represent TKE Nation well and am excited to have them on the Collegiate Advisory Committee throughout the remainder of the biennium.”