Established in 2003, the Judiciary Committee (JC)’s primary function is to help protect the reputation of the fraternity through use of the risk management policies. After many years of hard work and dedication, Jeff E. Frank, Eastern Michigan ‘86-Life is stepping down from his position on the Judiciary Committee.
Jeff is a Product Manager at WorkForce Software, a Human Capital Management company, in Livonia, MI. He directs the features in the company’s absence management and time and attendance products, working with internal stakeholders and external partners. Jeff graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BBA in Information Systems in 1987. He has served as a district director, regional director, chaired the standing Constitution Committee, is a founder and former vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee and is a current Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Board member.
The Judiciary Committee maintains resources and tools for chapters and volunteers to assist with the education of risk management issues. During his time on the committee, Jeff served with many individuals who appreciated his hard and dedicated work, one being past committee chair Mariel A. Reynolds, American ’02.
“It was an honor and a pleasure to serve with Jeff during my six year term on the Judiciary Committee,” said Reynolds. “He’s a committed brother who values his brothers and the legacy of our fraternity. During my time as Judiciary Committee Chair, I could always count on Jeff as a sounding board, as a right hand, and as back up when things got difficult. I am glad to say that I served with Jeff, but even more proud to call him my brother and dear friend. His work on the JC has made our brotherhood both better and stronger.”
The Judiciary Committee works closely with the Heritage Center staff to assist chapters and members in risk management situations and to provide needed resources. Managing Director of Operations, Brian D. Parker, Indiana ’93-Life had the pleasure of working in the role of judiciary committee staff liaison with Jeff since the creation of the JC.
“Jeff was instrumental in the founding and development of the JC,” said Parker thinking back to the beginning of the committee. “He was brought into the process in the first few months of development back in 2003. He understood the governing documents, which allowed for the development of the process flow charts, the policies and procedures. Jeff has always been fair and empathetic to the chapters and individual members, while keeping the AKPsi brand, reputation and integrity intact. Jeff’s work and continued commitment to the JC for 13 years is a testament to his love of the fraternity and the brotherhood, as it’s not always easy work. I have appreciated his guidance and advice in my role as the Judiciary Committee Staff Liaison which I took on in 2009. He has been an invaluable part of our team and we will certainly miss his expertise.”