As taken from the Graduate Nominating Committee Report to the National Council:
Earlier this year, the National Council created a Graduate Nominating Committee and charged it with selecting nominees for certain national leadership positions. The Committee was created under the provisions of Title III, Paragraph 26 of the Statutes of Phi Kappa Tau and the Graduate Nominating Committee Policy. (Click here to read about the creation of the policy and rationale used in doing so)
The Committee was required, “no later than one month prior to the National Convention,” to “provide a report to the National Council that contains the selected members of the Slate and the reasoning for each.” Following is our report on the Slate, which we respectfully present to the National Council.
The composition of the Committee is as follows: Bill Fisher, Miami ’80, Chair; Kevin Boatright, Nebraska Wesleyan ’71, Secretary; John Gray, Oklahoma State ‘04; Greg Hollen, Maryland ‘75; Warren Mattox, Nebraska Wesleyan ‘69; Paul Midkiff, Texas ‘80; and Allyn Shaw, Michigan State ‘85. Members were proposed by National President Michael Dovilla and approved by the National Council. The Chair and Secretary were chosen by the Committee itself. (Click here for a short bio of information on committee members)
The committee expresses confidence that the three individuals described below meet all requirements for election and are excellent choices to serve as National Vice President or members of the National Council. They have been presented to the to the National Council and commend them to the National Convention for election in July.
The Graduate Nominating Committee presents the following Slate:
For National Vice President: Dale Holland, Kent State ‘87
Holland is a current member of the National Council (since 2014), a six-time facilitator at Presidents Academy, and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity Hall of Fame. He lives in Bonita Springs, FL and is Vice President for Business Development with Satcom Direct Communications. He previously served for 25 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2013 as a Colonel and Vice Commander of the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB. In addition to a B.A. in industrial arts from Kent State University (where he participated in the colonization and re-chartering of Beta Mu, and again in 2012 as an alumnus), Holland received an M.S. in public administration from Central Michigan University. He also received master’s degrees from the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College.
Reasons for the Nomination:
- Outstanding and progressively more responsible record of national service during a long and successful career in the U.S. Air Force;
- Familiarity with the workings of the national fraternity as a result of his current membership on the National Council;
- Detailed knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Phi Kappa Tau 2020 “Focusing Our Vision” Strategic Plan;
- Experience with the leadership development programs of the national fraternity as a member of the Presidents Academy facilitator staff; and
- Demonstrated passion for the fraternity at the chapter and national levels.
For National Council: Raymond Carlos, CSU-Fullerton ‘01
Carlos is a past member of the Gamma Omicron Chapter (CSU-Fullerton) and Epsilon Phi Chapter (Indiana State) Boards of Governors, and a current member of the Pi Colony (Southern California) BOG. He is a past Domain Director, a past Dean of Regional Conferences, and a facilitator at Leadership Academy. During 2005-06, he was Volunteer Programs Coordinator for Phi Kappa Tau, a full-time staff position. He lives in Pasadena, CA and is Director of the Office of Student Life at San Bernardino Valley College. Previously, he was associate director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development at USC for nearly nine years. In addition to a B.A. in communications from CSU-Fullerton, Carlos received an M.A. in communications studies from Indiana State University and an Ed.D. in organizational change and leadership from USC.
Reasons for the Nomination:
- Outstanding and progressively more responsible record of achievement, both in his professional career and in his post-graduate academic advancement;
- Professional and academic focus on issues related to college student life and Greek affairs – both of which are relevant to an understanding of today’s undergraduate population;
- Familiarity with the workings of the national fraternity from experience as an Executive Office staff member and experience as a Domain Director;
- Experience with the leadership development programs of the national fraternity as a facilitator at Leadership Academy and a Dean of Regional Conferences; and
- Experience with chapter-level operations and issues as a past and present BOG member with three different chapters.
For National Council: Michael French, Kent State ‘88
French has served for the past seven years as the Southeast Domain Director. He has facilitated at Leadership Academy, Regional Conferences and the Volunteer Development Institute. Outside the fraternity, he has held leadership positions since 2010 with the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts. He lives in Marietta, GA and is Senior BI (Business Intelligence) Consultant with Pragmatic Works, Inc. Previously, he was Principal Consultant – Enterprise Data Architect with Data Movers, Inc. for nine years, and held similar positions with Ernst & Young earlier in his career. He received a B.S. in applied mathematics from Kent State (where he participated in the colonization and re-chartering of Beta Mu, and again in 2012 as an alumnus). He served in the Ohio Army National Guard as a student and was deployed during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Reasons for the Nomination:
- Experience with the geographic and cultural diversity of the fraternity, as an active undergraduate/alumnus at Kent State and as Southeast Domain Director;
- Strong appreciation of the value of communication and long-term strategic thinking, both in his information technology career and in his extensive role as a senior volunteer Boy Scout leader during a period of significant change and challenge;
- Experience with chapter-level operations, BOG/alumni relations and risk management issues as a long-serving Domain Director;
- Familiarity with the fraternity’s expansion process, both in regard to his home chapter and as Southeast Domain Director, i.e., Alabama and Columbus State; and
- Experience with the leadership development programs of the national fraternity as a facilitator at Leadership Academy, Regional Conferences and the Volunteer Development Institute.