Phi Theta Kappa’s 2013-2014 International Officers have been selected. The winning candidates were announced during the Hallmark Awards Gala on Saturday, April 6, during the 2013 Annual Convention in San Jose, California.
Pictured l to r, front row: Division III Vice President Rachel Reeck and Division II Vice President Toni Marek. Back row: Division IV Vice President Kaitlyn Worman, International President Daniel Chitty and Division I Vice President Jesus Garcia.
Members of the 2013-2014 International Officer Team are:
International President: Daniel Chitty, Alpha Gamma Pi Chapter, Austin Community College, Texas
Division I Vice President: Jesus Garcia, Alpha Theta Theta Chapter, Essex County College, New Jersey
Division II Vice President: Toni Marek, Zeta Gamma Chapter, Victoria College, Texas
Division III Vice President: Rachel Reeck, Beta Nu Chi Chapter, Western Technical College, Wisconsin
Division IV Vice President: Kaitlyn Worman, Sigma Zeta Chapter, Lane Community College, Oregon
This year, 27 Phi Theta Kappa members campaigned for International Office during the Annual Convention. Convention attendees were able to visit with the candidates, watch videos of a caucus with Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley, and read essays addressing the topic, “Does the assignment of grades help or hinder the learning process?” The 10 candidate finalists also presented speeches on the Honors Study Topic, The Culture of Competition, during the Fourth General Session on Saturday, April 6.
Serving as an International Officer is the pinnacle of student leadership within Phi Theta Kappa. International Officers serve one-year terms, and one officer is elected to a one-year term as the Student Representative to the Phi Theta Kappa Board of Directors.
The International President may be a member of any active chapter, and the duties of the President include presiding at the Annual Convention and Honors Institute, making Annual Convention committee appointments, signing all new chapter charters and representing Phi Theta Kappa at regional meetings and educational conferences.
The International Vice Presidents maintain regular correspondence with chapters in their respective divisions, represent the Society at regional meetings and educational conferences, and preside at the Annual Convention and Honors Institute.