On November 14th, our chapter went about voting for our next executive board for 2022. As our chapter grows in size and involvement, our next exec will be tasked with not only leading our chapter direction but guiding our development internally and externally. Spending over three hours at chapter hearing brothers speak on their plans to help develop our chapter and why they would be best fit in the role(s) they ran for, we voted the following individuals into our various exec positions:
Cooper Whiteleather (‘23) will be staying on as our chapter president, running unopposed. This will be his third term on our executive board, having served as our chapter president for 2021 and as our vice president of programming for 2020.
Declan Boyle (‘24) will be serving as our new vice president of programming. Having joined our chapter in the Spring of this year, Declan will be working to help better our chapter through activities that promote building our brotherhood and improving our relations with external organizations here at Virginia Tech.
Bren Finley (‘24) will be taking over the role of vice president of recruitment. There was a large emphasis during discussions of voting on who would be taking on this role as to what the task entails, as our momentum for growth is strong, but we need to ensure that we keep the momentum going as the pandemic is winding down. Bren intends to improve informal recruitment by emphasizing structure to the process, and to expand upon formal recruitment by means of visibility of our events.
Jacob Motley (‘24) was elected as our new vice president of finance. Another brother who joined our chapter through Spring ‘21 formal rush, Motley will be tasked with handling chapter spending, as well as ensuring that our funds will allow for a financially responsible return to the chapter house at Oak Lane when we do so.
Gavin Bassett (‘24) is taking over the role of vice president of communications, the only new executive board member who joined this semester. Gavin is the sibling of Kyle Bassett, the outgoing individual in this role. Gavin will be responsible with updating the website, articles being put out, handling rush shirt designs, among other responsibilities.
Benjamin Allen (‘24), yet another Spring ‘21 formal rush brother, will be taking over the role of vice president of membership development, often referred to as MemDev. In other fraternities, this role is often referred to as the “pledgemaster”, one that’s responsible for getting new brothers familiarized with the fraternity’s history, values, and ensuring that they are up to par with chapter standards. Ben’s responsibilities will be to ensure that all brothers are abiding by our educational expectations, as well as revitalizing the effort to get our new brothers familiarized with Virginia Kappa & Sigma Phi Epsilon’s history.
Mason Mulrooney (‘23) is taking over the role of vice president of the SigEp Learning Community, often referred to as SELC, which largely serves to educate members on the various ways in which they can go about learning critical life skills to better serve them in their efforts to being balanced men.
Zach Niles (‘24) is our new chapter chaplain. As chaplain, he will be responsible for ensuring that our principles of virtue, diligence & brotherly love are upheld, coordinating ritual ceremonies for brothers as they go through the Balanced Man Program, and working with the standards board to hold chapter members accountable at all levels.