Description and Duties of Elected Officers
The Grand Council is like the Board of Directors of a corporation, managing the affairs of the Fraternity between Conventions by holding four to five meetings per year.
Front row: Amy Bailes, Laura Foley, Jennifer Kreiman, Allison Bolin, Michelle LaPlatney. Back Row: Amanda Horvat, Jennifer Klug.
The National President (NP) acts as the chief executive officer of the organization. Reporting directly to her are the other members of the Grand Council, National Convention/Leadership Conference Chairman, National Personnel Chairman, National Public Relations Chairman, National Risk Manager and National Panhellenic Conference Delegation. She is also in direct contact with the Board of Trustees and the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc.
The National Vice President - Collegians (NVP-C) is responsible for chapter administration. Reporting directly to her are Conference Administrators and Directors, Advisory Board Liaison, Chapter Advisors and Leadership Consultant Advisor. She also oversees the Leadership Consultants (LC) Program. The NVP - C is the chapters’ liaison to the Grand Council.
The National Vice President – Alumnae (NVP-A) is responsible for overseeing the Alumnae Associations. Reporting directly to her are Alumnae Association Presidents, the Alumnae Development Committee and the Alumnae Standards Board.
The National Vice President - Extension (NVP-E) is responsible for extension and colony administration. The NVP-E is responsible for expanding the organization. She pursues extension leads, in accordance with National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) rules and Theta Phi Alpha guidelines, at campuses, including those where we have inactive chapters. She coordinates all contact with the potential colony through scheduling the Colonization Weekend and oversees the Extension/Colonization Team.
Reporting directly to her is the National Director of Colonies, Colony Advisors, and National Director of Extension. The NVP-E is the colony liaison to the Grand Council.
The National Vice President – Programming (NVP-P) is responsible for the Programming, the Convention and Leadership Conference, the Fundraising, Pledge Sister Education, Recruitment, Risk Management, Ritual, Scholarship, Song and Standards Board Programs. Reporting directly to her are the Director of Chapter Programs, The National Convention and Leadership Chairman, the National Recruitment Chairman, the National Pledge Sister Educator, The National Public Relations Director, National Scholarship Chairman, National Ritual Chairman and the National Song Chairman.
The National Executive Secretary (NES) is responsible for the operations of our National Office, national web site, record keeping and history. Reporting directly to her are the National Executive Director, National Assistant Secretary, National Constitution and Bylaws Chairman, National Membership Chairman, and the Information Coordinator who is responsible for the Webmaster, Assistant Webmasters and National Report Manager.
The National Treasurer (NT) is the chief financial officer, managing the accounting, tax, budgeting, and investment matters of the Fraternity. Reporting to her are the National Assistant Treasurer, and National Housing Chairman.
The Board of Trustees consists of five members elected by Convention for four-year terms. The National President serves as an ex-officio member. At least three of the trustees must have served previously as a National Officer. The Board of Trustees advises the Grand Council on National Policies, coordinates the National award programs, nominates the slated officers to the Convention body, and manages the election process.
(Lt to Rt)Board of Trustee Members: Mari Ann Callais, Liz Eberhart, Kristin Henkenius, Kathy Gaver, Karen Rubican, Laura Foley.