2019-21 Grand Council Elected, At-Large Selected

2019-21 Grand Council Elected, At-Large Selected

ORLANDO - The 2019-21 Grand Council of Tau Kappa Epsilon was elected at the Fraternity's 60th Conclave in Orlando, Florida. Following the election, Past Grand Prytanis Christopher T. Hanson passed his jewel of office and gavel to newly elected Grand Prytanis, Frater James Hickey, Ph.D.

In a Grand Inaugural full of laughter and sincerity, Tekes in attendance witnessed Fraternity at it's finest. Fraters James Hickey, Ph.D., Ted Bereswill, Tony Clemens, Rob Guarini, Ryan Vescio and Michael Beals will continue to serve on the elected council for the next biennium, while Fraters Jim Johnston and Mike McEvilly became the new addition to the Fraternity's leadership.

The newly elected Grand Council is as follows:

Grand Prytanis – James Hickey, Ph.D. (Zeta-Alpha, Wagner)
Grand Epiprytanis – Ted W. Bereswill (Gamma-Upsilon, Texas – Austin)
Grand Grammateus – Ryan J. Vescio, Esq. (Rho-Omega, South Carolina) 
Grand Crysophylos – Michael G. Beals (Epsilon, Iowa State) 
Grand Histor – Rob J. Guarini (Sigma-Nu, SUNY New Paltz)
Grand Hypophetes – Anthony F. Clemens (Nu-Mu, South Alabama)
Grand Pylortes – Jim Johnston (Epsilon-Eta, Southwestern Oklahoma State)
Grand Hegemon – Mike McEvilly (Beta-Eta, Missouri-Rolla/Missouri S&T)

In the first meeting of the 2019-2021 Grand Council on Sunday, August 4th, the newly elected Grand Council selected the two At-Large members.

Fraters Erich Ploog (Epsilon-Omicron, Houston) and Jonathan Fitzgerald (Grand Chapter) applied prior to Conclave and were approved by the Grand Council.

The Venerable Grand Prytanis, Frater James Hickey, Ph.D., shared, "The Grand Council selected both Fraters Ploog and Fitzgerald for their experience looking at the big picture. The Grand Council's charge is to examine and guide the Fraternity strategically. As we work to build a new strategic plan for the Fraternity, our aim for our two At-Large members is to provide outside perspectives. Discovering ways we can better work toward our mission 'to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life.' Both of these men are outstanding additions to help us analyze ways we can improve the Fraternity for the long term."

Learn more about the new Grand Council at tke.org/grandcouncil

For more information, please contact:

Garrett Thomas
Director of Communications
317-872-6533 ext. 252


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