Kappa Kappa Gamma's 2018-20 Fraternity council
kappa installs new officers to lead organization into its sesquicentennial
COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 31, 2018) —
During Kappa Kappa Gamma’s 72nd Biennial
Convention in Denver, chapter and alumna delegates elected Fraternity Council
to serve in the 2018–20 Biennium. These women will set the strategic vision for
141 collegiate chapters, more than 240 alumnae associations, and 210,000 living
alumnae. Their work is supported by 11 Content Directors, 14 District Directors,
various committees, and Kappa Kappa Gamma Headquarters staff.
President: Gail Owen, Monmouth
Gail has served the organization in a variety of roles,
including Fraternity Vice President from 2016–18, Director of Programs and
Education from 2014–16, and Leadership Academy Facilitator since 2004. She has also
worked with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, most recently as a member of the
Board of Trustees. Gail has spent her career as an educator in primary and
secondary education as well as the university level. She currently serves on
the board of trustees for Monmouth College.
Vice Presidents: Mary Pat Brennan, Drake; Molly Bechtel, UC
Davis; Susan Pile, Miami (Ohio); and Tiffany Hortin, Lawrence, serve as Fraternity Vice
Mary Pat began volunteering with Kappa in 2008. Most
recently, she served as the Academic Excellence Director. She brings seven years of
experience as a development professional, including fundraising for arts, cultural,
and education organizations in Denver and Chicago.
Molly was a Chapter Consultant from 2009–11 and later
served the Fraternity in several volunteer roles, including as a District Director
from 2016–18. With a career in student affairs and higher education, she
currently supports over 800 student organizations, conducts leadership
development, and facilitates large-scale campus events for the Center for
Student Involvement at the University of California, Davis.
Susan has held a number of volunteer roles within the
Fraternity, including Director of Membership. With 20 years of experience in
higher education, Susan works as the senior director of university unions and
auxiliary services at the University of Michigan. This is her second term as
Fraternity Vice President.
Kappa volunteer work, which includes serving as a District Director from 2016–18,
gives her experience with collegians and alumnae. Tiffany currently works as an
administrator within the department of civil and environmental engineering at
the University of Utah.
Treasurer: Amy Sutton, Nebraska
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Masters of
Business Administration, Amy brings decades of financial experience to her role.
In addition to supporting Kappa since 2001 at both the local level and district
level, Amy has dedicated her time and talents to her community in various
Members of Fraternity Council: Patty Coffee Gesell, Penn State, National Panhellenic
Conference Delegate, and Kari Kittrell Poole, (Miami University), Fraternity