INDIANAPOLIS (December 10, 2018) — Alpha Kappa Psi recently accepted the resignation of Vice President of Volunteer Development and Area II Chad E. Smith, Montclair ‘ 93 – Life, effective December 31.
Alpha Kappa Psi extends gratitude to First Degree SilverDistinguished Service Award recipient and Vice President of Volunteer Development and Area II Chad E. Smith, Montclair ‘93 – Life for over 20 years of service to the Fraternity.
Chad became interested in Alpha Kappa Psi while attending Florida State University in 1991 and later gained membership at Montclair State University in 1993. Chad served as chapter vice president, chapter president and chapter advisor at Montclair State. He served as chapter advisor for Seton Hall University and Rutgers University before filling the roles of regional manager, section director, and eventually regional director of the Northeast Management Team. Later, Chad became involved with the Judiciary Committee, assisted in the installations of several chapters, and served on the Fraternity Board of Directors.
Chad credits brothers Stafford Barton, Slippery Rock ’86 – Life and Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State ‘91 – Life for his involvement as a Fraternity volunteer. “Stafford Barton asked me to be the Chapter Advisor for the Seton Hall Chapter during my Senior Semester at Montclair State. When Andrea Nemeth became Northeast RegionalDirector, she asked me to stay on board as one of her Section Directors, when I had considered leaving,” Chad reflects.
Firmly believing in whatAlpha Kappa Psi teaches members and instills in volunteers, Chad attributes much of his successful decision making to the Fraternity, “Even lessons that I learned while I was an undergraduate Brother, I still used to this day. Dealing with people, planning budgets, facilitating groups and many other skills, I continue to utilize them in my regular everyday life.”
After serving one year as Vice President of Volunteer Development and Area II, Chad has enjoyed working with the area II regional directors as well as the volunteer leadership development initiatives. “Being involved with the shaping of our future volunteers has been a delight, and I am looking forward to seeing what the final result will be,” Chad adds.
As an outgoing Vice President, Chad offers this advice to future VPs, “Listen to your regional directors in your area… check in on them from time to time and offer whatever assistance you can give. You should always be accessible to your volunteers and your team. Lastly, have fun being a Vice President.”
Following his departure as Vice President of Volunteer Development and Area II, Chad plans to focus on his family, growing his floral company in Montclair, NJ, and working part-time at the YMCA. You can connect with Chad virtually via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, or in person at PBLI February 8 – 10 in Atlantic City, NJ or at the 60th Convention in Dallas, TX July 31 – August 4.
“Being a Fraternity Volunteer has been such a memorable experience. I knew I chose the right organization to become a member of. And I am truly thankful for all the brothers that I have had the opportunity to meet, work alongside with, bounce ideas off, debate with, learn from, laugh and cry with, support, defend, etc. Even though I am taking a step back away from volunteering, I am looking forward to the future of Alpha Kappa Psi and seeing what the next generation of brothers will do to make our Fraternity stronger and better to suit the needs of all our members, communities and businesses. Special thanks to both Mike Dickerson and Jackie Ginarte for giving me the opportunity to serve our Fraternity again on the MT. And thank you, brothers, for all of the support and confidence you placed in me throughout the years. In U—and I —,”
-Chad E. Smith, Montclair State ’93 – Life
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