CEO Appoints 2020-2021 Collegiate Advisory Committee

CEO Appoints 2020-2021 Collegiate Advisory Committee

INDIANAPOLIS - Tau Kappa Epsilon announced today that Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich has appointed the newest members of the Collegiate Advisory Committee following the graduation of four committee members. First, let us congratulate Fraters Ryan Mazur (Xi-Upsilon, Rochester), Chad Lewis (Gamma-Iota, Colorado - Boulder), Chase Howard (Omicron-Sigma, Indiana - Southeast) and Daniel Valcho (Beta-Zeta, Louisiana Tech) on their graduations!

The newest members of the Collegiate Advisory Committee are Fraters Ellis Bern (Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI), Kabir Dhillon (Upsilon-Psi, California State-East Bay), Ty Hogg (Beta-Zeta, Louisiana Tech) and Griffin Wright (Xi-Upsilon, Rochester). This slate of candidates was unanimously approved by the Past Grand Prytani of TKE last week.

The Collegiate Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of nine collegiate members, geographically representative of the Fraternity, appointed by the CEO and approved by the past grand prytani, to act as advisors to the Grand Council. The committee selects its own Chairman, who acts as a liaison with the Grand Council and represents the committee at each Grand Council meeting. During a thorough interview process, TKE CEO Donald E. Aldrich and CAC Chairman Cole Conner interviewed each candidate.

Frater Conner shared, "The four men selected to serve alongside the CAC are seasoned and proven leaders with experience that will continue to push this Fraternity forward. By enhancing the interview process, Donnie and I were able to spend more time than ever before in picking some of the top collegiate leaders across North America to represent TKE. Every single one of these appointees brings not only unique insight from each of their respective home chapters, but also a diversity of opinions that will ensure the Fraternity stays true to its mission. I am proud and excited to be working with them on the CAC as we push to finish this Biennium stronger than we have before."

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The Collegiate Advisory Committee is made up of the following individuals:

Frater Cole Conner
Region: 2
School: University of Houston
Chapter: Epsilon-Omicron
Term: 2 Years
Insight: Cole is a senior majoring in sports management with minors in business administration, sales and entrepreneurship. While at Epsilon-Omicron, he has served as Epiprytanis, Rush Chair and Fundraising Chair, as well as receiving the honors of Top TEKE, Top New Member, Top Recruiter and Top Fundraiser. Cole also participates in community and campus life having served as IFC Vice President, IFC Vice President of Administration, University of Houston Cub Camp Counselor, and as a member of the University of Houston College Republicans.

Frater Ellis Bern
Region: 2
School: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Chapter: Upsilon-Iota
Term: 1 Year
Insight: Frater Bern is a senior majoring in journalism and public relations. While at Upsilon-Iota, Frater Bern has served as Brotherhood Chair, Histor and two terms as Prytanis. On campus, he serves as the Fraternity and Sorority Life representative for IUPUI and takes an active role in the campus Dance Marathon's Dancing with the Stars event. Ellis has been recognized with as the Joseph C. Franklin Jagathon Participant of the Year nominee and has received the Excellence in Achievement for St. Jude, Excellence in Involvement for Community Service. Elis has led the Upsilon-Iota chapter in receiving the Top TKE Chapter award and the FSL Interfraternity Council Chapter of the Year 2019. Frater Bern is a graduate of the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy XXXIII in 2019.

Frater Jacob Bourgault
Region: 4
School: University of Nevada
Chapter: Pi-Iota
Term: 2 Years
Insight: Jacob is a junior, majoring in economics / international relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a 3.940 GPA and ha s held the positions of Prytanis and Histor for Pi-Iota. At the University of Nevada, Reno, he has served as the Chaplain at UNR, plays on the men's rugby team and interns for the non-profit, Northern Nevada International Center. Jacob has been named to the Dean's List on eight occasions and is a Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy.

Frater Kabir Dhillon
Region: 4
School: California State University-East Bay
Chapter: Upsilon-Psi
Term: 1 Year
Insight: Frater Dhillon is a senior studying computer science. During his time with the Upsilon-Psi at California State University-East Bay, he has served as Grammateus. In addition to his duties with Tau Kappa Epsilon, he serves with Associated Students and is the Incorporated Student Government Chair of the Board of Directors. In addition, Frater Dhillon has served the student government as Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff and Vice President of University Affairs. He currently serves with the Fraternity and Sorority Council as Vice President of Internal and received the Associated Students, Incorporated - Board Member of the Year (2019) and Volunteer of the Year (2018).

Frater Isaac Everitt
Region: 3
School: Trine University
Chapter: Beta-Epsilon
Term: 2 Years
Insight: Isaac is a junior at Trine University majoring in Design Engineering Technology and currently holds a 3.759 GPA. He has served as Alumni & Inter-chapter chair at the TKE Beta-Epsilon Chapter. Isaac is the Captain of the Trine Men’s Tennis Team and the Secretary of the Trine University Relay for Life. He is also holds a membership in the National Society of Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), the Ehinger Honor Fellows and the National College Athlete Honor Society. He has been honored on the President’s List & Dean’s List at Trine University, as well as being awarded TKE Beta-Epsilon Excellence in Scholarship, TKE Excellence in Recruitment, Trine Tennis Best Sportsmanship Award and the Trine Tennis GO MAD (Make A Difference) Award. Isaac was a graduate of the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy XXXIII in 2019.

Frater Ty Hogg
Region: 2
School: Louisiana Tech University
Chapter: Beta-Zeta
Term: 1 Year
Insight: Frater Hogg is a junior studying marketing at Louisiana Tech University. While at LA Tech, he has served the Beta-Zeta chapter as Pledge Class President, Grammateus and Epiprytanis. He is an Orientation Student Leader and serves in the Student Government Association as Chief of Staff, College Senator and Student Recruiter with the Student Advancement Team. Frater Hogg is the recipient of the Scott Family Scholarship, the TKE Southern Order of Honor Scholarship Recipient 2020 and the TKE Leadership Academy Big Whit Scholarship.

Frater Reese Jones
Region: 1
School: George Washington University
Chapter: Alpha-Pi
Term: 2 Years
Insight: Reese is a Junior majoring in computer science. During his time at Alpha-Pi, he has served as Chairman of Public Relations and Grammateus. He is also active in the Interfraternity Council, is one of the George Washington University Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute Ambassadors and has been an IFC Recruitment Guide. While at George Washington University, he has received the Tidewater Blueridge Scholarship and the Randy Ball 163rd Air Guard Association Scholarship. Reese is also a graduate of the Charles R. Walgreen Leadership Academy XXXIII.

Frater Cole Steiger
Region: 3
School: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Chapter: Beta-Eta
Term: 2 Years
Insight: Cole has held the roles of Histor, Head of Alumni Relations committee, Head of the Activities/Brotherhood Committee, and is the Co-Head of the Recruitment and Bid Committees for Beta-Eta. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, he is majoring in electrical and computer engineering with a 3.556 GPA. He is a member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, where he held the offices Parliamentarian and Risk Manager as well as Class President and Class Social Committee Head. Cole is also a Church Eucharistic Minister and has attended the TKE Regional Leadership conference, Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy, Conclave and recently received the honor of Beta-Eta New Member of the Year.

Frater Griffin Wright
Region: 1
School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Chapter: Xi-Upsilon
Term: 1 Year
Insight: Frater Wright is pursuing an MBA in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology. During his time with the Xi-Upsilon chapter, he has served as Hegemon, Fundraising Chair and Public Relations Chair. He has been recognized with the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program and participates in the Finance Advisory Committee. Frater Wright was named to the Deans List Fall 2017, Spring/Fall 2018, Spring/Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and graduated with cum laude from Monroe Community College and magna cum laude from RIT with first of two degrees.

For more information, please contact:

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

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