Fraternity's Gift Establishes Greek Leadership Fund
Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity presented an $11,000 gift to Radford University Saturday, Oct. 6, to help establish a Greek leadership fund on campus.
Dan Evans '84 presented the check to Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle during the Highlander Fan Zone BBQ at the university's Family Weekend and Alumni Homecoming. The donation goes toward establishing the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity Greek Leadership Training Fund.
"To start something like this is a wonderful statement," Kyle told fraternity members as she accepted the gift on behalf of the university. "We hope that you'll stay involved, you'll come back frequently and help us mentor our students."
The gift to RU was spearheaded by Evans and fellow Phi Kappa Sigma alumni Darek Pullin '92, Drew Robinson '01, David Oates '89, Chris Davy '91 and Mike Defilippo '90.
Vice President for Student Affairs Mark Shanley will administer the Greek leadership fund.
"We think it will be a great combination to bring the Greek and the university administration together about leadership," Evans said. "We decided to make a commitment to the university to have these participants of the Greek community to learn leadership from the leaders here at Radford."
About 100 Phi Kappa Sigma alumni and current students attended the check presentation, which coincided with the fraternity's 30th anniversary at Radford.
"Part of Phi Kappa Sigma's mission is to better Greek life overall, improve not just individual members and just the chapters," said Mike Landefeld, a regional coordinator for the national Phi Kappa Sigma organization. "This is an important step because Greek life has been and will continue to be a main road to developing future leaders.