The Kansas Gamma Phi Delta Theta Alumni Advisory Board Operating Framework

The Advisory Board is a collaborative effort between the chapter advisory board, housing corporation, alumni relations and at times chapter undergraduates to review and ensure the three key drivers; chapter operations, physical plant/treasury and alumni club of KS Gamma are making consistent progress towards the agreed upon vision. This process is not an effort to “hover” over the chapter, create endless rules and policies, or “run it the way it used to be” but instead an effort to create a cross functional understanding of the progress being made and inject whenever possible, ways to improve our “operating framework*”. The Advisory Board represents the “institution” known as Kansas Gamma. (Oxford Dictionary; Institution – A well-established and familiar custom.)

This strategy development and execution creates an opportunity for interactive learning that sets in motion a mentoring process between the alumni and house participants and hopefully between those mentored and others in the house.

*operating framework is how the chapter, housing corporation and alumni operate within a defined culture on a regular basis.

The Advisory Board has 3 key drivers:

  • Chapter Advisory Board
  • Housing Corporation
  • Kansas Gamma Alumni Club

 

How does it operate?

    1. The President is the only officer
    2. Voting membership includes two (2) members from CAB, HC and AC
    3. In voting matters, simple majority wins
    4. If the President is one of the two members from either CAB, HC or AC, then the President’s vote would be the tie breaker if required
    5. Members at large can exist in varying numbers for CAB, HC, and AC

 

What is its role?

    1. Sets and maintains the vision for Kansas Gamma
    2. Ensures short and long term CAB, HC and AC strategies are encompassing and aligned
    3. Coordinates, when needed, activities between CAB, HC and AC
    4. Establishes reviews of CAB, HC and AC strategy execution to ensure we are making consistent progress towards the agreed upon vision
    5. Injects, when appropriate, changes of strategy or methods of improvement
    6. When needed, provide conflict resolution between CAB, HC and AC

 

When are the meetings?

  1. The Advisory Council meets when needed but not less than 5 times per year
  2. The schedule is as follows:
  • August – Review Fall objectives, include undergraduates
  • November – Review progress made during Fall semester, include undergrads
  • January – Review Spring objectives, include undergraduates
  • April – Review progress made during Fall semester, include undergraduates
  • June – Usually held on day of golf tournament, without undergraduates

 

Kansas Gamma Vision Statement – Created November 14, 2015

Be considered by those we encounter as a chapter that is characterized as “one of the best houses on campus” and whose members are of high moral standard, poses integrity, high energy and character.  Be a place that young men want to join and where parents encourage them to do so.  Live daily in a culture that fosters team, excellence in all things, accountability and a servant heart.

 

The current voting members of the Kansas Gamma Chapter Advisory Council Are:

Evan Howe, #995, Grad 1983 – Housing Corp President

Dean Watson, #977, Grad 1981, Housing Corporation Member and President of Advisory Council

Brandon Bogue, Wichita #775, Grad 1998 – Kansas Gamma Chapter Advisor

James Barrick, #1426, Grad 2008 – Chapter Advisory Board Member

Walt Lane, #1028, Grad 1984, Alumni Club President

David Grace, #1167, Grad 1992 – Alumni Club Member

Additional members that provide active support for Chapter Advisory Council Are:

Bret Rose, #1024, Grad 1984 – Housing Corp Member
Vince Wheeler, #967, Grad 1982, Recruitment Director
Pearce McKinley, #1455, Grad 2010, CAB Member
Meryl Wilson, #765, Grad 1971 – Alumni Club Member
Joe Augustine, #1541, Grad 2015 – Alumni Club Member
Mike Shull, #1230, Grad 1994 – Alumni Club Member
Pearce McKinley, #1455, Grad 2010 – Alumni Club Member

Note that the members of this board have bond numbers that have a wide range for representation of the older and younger alumni.

MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST