On the final day of the 54th Grand Chapter Conclave in Nashville, Tenn., SigEp’s undergraduate and alumni delegates elected a new Grand President and five new members of the National Board of Directors.
Newly elected Grand President Rick Bennet, Central Missouri ’74, addressed those in attendance during Conclave’s closing ceremony.
“I dream of a time when every university wants a SigEp chapter because they recognize the value we add,” Grand President Bennet said. “Because they know that not only do we add to their educational process, but we can also be the change agent that leads with a safe and responsible role on their campus.”
Over the next two years, Bennet said SigEp’s top priority will be helping chapters better implement the Balanced Man Program.
“We are here to build character, to be a laboratory for leadership skills development, to excel as balanced men with both Sound Mind and Sound Body, to hone the social skills that are so critical to success but can’t be taught in a classroom,” he said. “But, we are also here to have fun, to engage in a happy life. The importance of that balance in our lives is one of the greatest lessons and benefits of our Fraternity.”
The following National Directors were installed on Saturday:
Richard W. Bennet III, Central Missouri ’74, Grand President
Chris Bittman, Colorado ’85, Treasurer
Billy D. Maddalon, North Carolina State ’90
Thomas B. Jelke, Florida International ‘90
Garry C. Kief, Southern California ’70
Daniel W. McVeigh, Texas Wesleyan ’90
Bradley C. Nahrstadt, Monmouth ’89
David R. Calderon, CalPoly-Pomona ’88
Jeff Back, Cincinnati ’18, Student Director
Jack Emery, Arizona ’17, Student Director
Riley Shearer, Montana State ’17, Student Director