(for the 2023-2025 Biennium)
National President & Board of Trustees Member (Ex-Officio)
Bang T. Co (he/him)
Alpha Zeta Chapter, Indiana University
BANG T. CO (he/him) proudly serves as the 49th National President of Kappa Kappa Psi. He was elected as the first Asian American Brother to serve in this role by a unanimous vote at the 2023 National Convention in Orlando, FL. Prior to his current role, Bang served as the first National Vice President for Membership & Expansion (NVPME) during the 2021-2023 biennium and as the National Vice President for Student Affairs (NVPSA) during the 2019-2021 biennium. He has also served the Fraternity in a variety of other roles, such as Chair of the North Central District Alumni Association (NCDAA), a Speaker for the Founders’ Circle Leadership Development Program, and a Curriculum Advisor during the rollout of The Road to Wisdom. In 2012, Bang was initiated into the Alpha Zeta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Indiana University (IU) and holds Honorary Membership for the Northeast (ΚΚΨ), Southeast (ΚΚΨ), Southwest (ΚΚΨ & ΤΒΣ), and Western (ΚΚΨ & ΤΒΣ) Districts, as well as the National Chapter Tau Beta Sigma. In 2016, he was awarded the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award, the highest award a student can receive in Kappa Kappa Psi.
During his time at IU, Bang maintained a high level of involvement, including two years as the IU Marching Hundred Drum Major (2014, 2015) and Piccolo Section Leader (2012, 2013). As an IU Marching Hundred member, Bang received several recognitions, including the Alan Chepregi Memorial Scholarship, the “Outstanding Rookie” award, the “Outstanding Upperclassmen” award, and the “Most Outstanding Band Member” award, the highest award a student can receive in the IU Marching Hundred. As an alumnus, Bang currently serves as the Vice President and President-Elect of the IU Marching Hundred Alumni Band Board, which he has been on since his graduation in 2016. Bang also serves as a Leadership Clinician for the Crossroads Drum Major & Leadership Clinician and has been a part of the staff since 2013.
Professionally, Bang serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Individual Gifts for the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In this role, he strives to create a positive impact on the Jacobs School of Music and its alumni through worthwhile programming, meaningful opportunities, and authentic connections. Prior to moving back to Indiana, Bang lived in the Nation’s Capital and served as the Programs Manager for Asian American LEAD (AALEAD), a youth-centric organization that focuses on the empowerment of middle and high school students from BIPOC communities in the DC/Maryland/Virginia areas. During his time in DC, Bang also completed the Non-Profit Management Executive Certificate Program through Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Outside of his professional and fraternal life, Bang enjoys spending his time traveling with loved ones, visiting bookshops around the world, attending concerts and shows, and enjoying hotpot and KBBQ with friends and family. As the oldest child of an immigrant family, Bang is proud to showcase his heritage and culture through food, language, music, and fashion. He is also a KPOP fanatic and proudly claims to be an original ARMY of BTS. Bang also has three dogs (Lilo, Lily, and Louis) that he adores and loves to spoil.
As National President, Bang presides over the National Fraternity and serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees. That work includes management of the vast array of volunteers and committees that help the Fraternity accomplish its work, supervision of our National Headquarters Staff, and the planning of major Fraternal events, like the upcoming Biennial National Convention in conjunction with our lifelong partners, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.
National Vice President for Membership & Expansion
Dr. Nicholas Rorrer (he/him)
Eta Beta Chapter, Virginia Tech
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About Dr. Rorrer
DR. NICHOLAS (NIC) RORRER (he/him) is a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi from the Eta Beta chapter at Virginia Tech. Originally, Nic was initiated into the Eta Beta chapter at Virginia Tech on November 29, 2007. While at Virginia Tech, Nic was a member of the Baritone Section of the Marching Virginians and served as the Band’s Operations Officer from 2010 to 2011. Additionally, while Nic was an Active Member of the HB Chapter, he served as Chapter Secretary (2008), Chapter Vice President, (2009), and Chapter President (2010). He also served as the Northeast District Secretary-Treasurer from 2010-2011.
After graduating from Virginia Tech with his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, Nic went on to the Colorado School of Mines to pursue his PhD in Chemical Engineering with a specialty in polymer science. While there, Nic started to work with the Xi Chapter of the Fraternity and eventually becoming their Chapter Sponsor in 2013, and has served as their Chapter Sponsor since then. Additionally, during his PhD, Nic became involved with the Midwest District Alumni Association, serving on their council for three years with two years as their President.
Immediately after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines, professionally Nic started as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory researching recycling and the synthesis of plastics from biomass. Nic has continued his employment at NREL ever since, eventually becoming a Senior Researcher (2020) at the lab. Fraternally, Nic began serving on the Fraternity’s Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2015 to 2021 and served as its Chair from 2019 to 2021. During Nic’s tenure as Chair of the AABOD, he, alongside the other directors, launched multiple programs and drafted the language for the 2021 National Constitution revision that officially recognizes the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association.
Currently, Nic serves as a member of the Sponsor and Director of Bands task force, as a Midwest District Governor, and as a speaker for the Founders Circle program. In his free time, he can often be found wondering the Rocky Mountains either teaching yoga, snowboarding, or hanging out with his partner and dog. Further information on Nic can be found at narorrer.org
National Vice President for Programs
Daniel Miller (he/him)
Omicron Chapter, West Virginia University
DANIEL R. MILLER (he/him) is a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a Sponsor of the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at West Virginia University, and a former Chair of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors (“AABOD”), having served in that role from 2017 to 2019. Professionally, Daniel is a Partner in the e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (“e-DAT”) Group of the international law firm K&L Gates LLP, where he focuses his practice on counseling clients (including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, large non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies) on matters involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation holds, electronic discovery in legal proceedings (including complex civil litigation, government investigations, arbitrations, Congressional inquiries, and internal investigations), and records management, record retention, and information governance, as well as issues related to intellectual property and antitrust law. At his law firm, Daniel has taken leadership roles in its pro bono programs. Daniel formerly served as pro bono coordinator of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, supervising and coordinating the pro bono efforts of dozens of attorneys. His current pro bono work includes serving on the managing group for the firm’s Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (a program providing pro bono representation to victims of nonconsensual pornography) and assisting in the representations of indigent clients who are seeking final Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) orders in Pennsylvania.
While a student at West Virginia University, Daniel enjoyed performing on trumpet, flugelhorn, and mellophone in his five years as a member of “The Pride of West Virginia” Mountaineer Marching Band. On February 13, 1997, Daniel was initiated as a brother of the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. While an active brother, Daniel served two terms as Chapter Parliamentarian. He led the Omicron Chapter’s development of a successful bid to host the 2000 Northeast District Convention at West Virginia University, and he served as Host Chapter Chair for that convention. At this convention, Daniel was elected as Northeast District Secretary-Treasurer.
Daniel graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University in 2002 with five undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in English, History, Geography, and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Daniel then earned his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Virginia in 2006, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. After obtaining his law degree, Daniel moved to the Pittsburgh area to practice at K&L Gates LLP.
Since moving to Pennsylvania, Daniel has remained engaged with our fraternity. Along with his wife Kelly (Hooper) Miller (also a Life Member of the Omicron Chapter), Daniel helped to establish in 2008 the Omicron Alumni Association, a local alumni association that supports both the active Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the bands at West Virginia University. Daniel and Kelly also served as advisors for the group of students that formed the Nu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Robert Morris University in 2012.
In 2015, Daniel was appointed by the Kappa Kappa Psi Board of Trustees as a member of the AABOD, for which he initially served as the Administrative Director. In this role, Daniel helped to develop internal guidelines and practices to improve the AABOD’s operations and accountability, to track the income and expenditures of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association over the biennium, and to draft and propose the alumni association’s first constitution, which was adopted at the 2017 National Convention.
At the close of the 2017 National Convention, Daniel was installed as the Chair of the AABOD. At the start of the 2017-2019 biennium, Daniel framed a set of twelve ambitious goals for the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association, and these goals served as the foundation for the alumni association’s growth and development over that biennium. In particular, Daniel worked with the other AABOD members to launch a number of new initiatives, including the Max Mitchell Grant Program for National Intercollegiate Band Musicians, the Brent Cannon Music Education Alumni Achievement Award, a structured series of alumni-centered programming at each District Convention, a pilot project for a new alumni mentorship program, and an emerging partnership with the Association of Concert Bands (“ACB”). Also, Daniel led the AABOD in its support of new local alumni associations, its broadened communication strategy using social media and a revitalized Encore newsletter, and its work to make our alumni association a welcoming home for all alumni, life, and honorary brothers. Daniel also developed and implemented the candidate review and member voting processes for the first-ever elections for AABOD position, which allowed Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association members to choose their Board of Directors for the 2019-2021 biennium.
More recently, Daniel has served on committees undertaking work for both the national fraternity and the national alumni association. Perhaps most significantly, Daniel has assisted the Omicron Chapter in its recent revitalization efforts. Working alongside active brothers, fellow alumni members, and band directors at West Virginia University, Daniel helped a small group of active brothers and membership candidates restore a fraternal presence at their university, renew a shared appreciation for our values of service and brotherhood, and reignite a sense of passion and excitement about everything that motivated band members can accomplish together.
Beyond his fraternity and professional work, Daniel also works in other ways to better his communities. For over a decade, Daniel served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Strand Theater Initiative, a non-profit organization that owns and operates (nearly exclusively through the efforts of unpaid volunteers) a theater and adjoining café in Zelienople, a small town north of Pittsburgh. Daniel also volunteered for several years as a mentor for the African American Achievement Trust Collective Focus, a project founded by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to enhance educational outcomes of the area’s African-American youth.
Daniel and Kelly have been married since 2004, and they live in Sewickley, Pennsylvania with their three children, Beatrix, Harris, and Dahlia.
National Vice President for Professional Relations
Dr. William L. Lake, Jr. (he/him)
Gamma Xi, University of Maryland
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About Dr. Lake
DR. WILLIAM L. LAKE, JR. (he/him) is the newly appointed Director of Concert Bands at the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music at George Mason University for the upcoming academic year. In this role, he will conduct the George Mason University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He will also teach conducting and wind literature classes.
Before his tenure at George Mason University, Dr. William L. Lake, Jr., served as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam), where he was co-conductor of the Northern Symphonic Winds, principal conductor of the Crane Concert Band, and guest conductor of the Crane Wind Ensemble. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Lake taught undergraduate conducting, Secondary Wind Practices, Wind Literature, and the preservice Practicum in Beginning Instruments Course.
Dr. Lake earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Instrumental Conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the mentorship of Drs. John R. Locke and Kevin Geraldi. As a graduate student, he was the principal conductor of The University of North Carolina University Band and guest conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Casella Sinfonietta Chamber Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Lake is the recipient of two master’s degrees, the first from Boston University in Music Education (2011) and the second from the University of Maryland, College Park in Wind Conducting (2014) under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Votta, Jr. In May 2006, Dr. Lake received a Bachelor of Music Liberal Arts -Jazz Studies Piano Performance Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park as a student of Jon Ozment and Christopher Vadala.
Dr. Lake maintains an active performance and clinic schedule as a guest conductor and lecturer throughout the country. He was a finalist for the 2017-2018 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music and the Band Conducting Division of the American Prize. Recently, Dr. Lake served as a collaborating author for two books, Teaching Instrumental Music: Perspectives and Pedagogies for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press) and Music Education on the Verge: Stories of Pandemic Teaching and Transformative Change (Lexington Books), both to be published in 2022.
As a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Lake is the co-founder of I See You: Affirming Representation in Music. In this capacity, Dr. Lake has presented over twenty seminars across the United States on inclusive practices in music education and performance. With co-founder Dr. LaToya A. Webb, Dr. Lake has been invited to present on diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and practices at the 2021 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the 2021 Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, the 2022 Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the 2021 National Association for Music Education National Conference and the 2022 National Association for Music Education Music Leaders Forum.
Dr. Lake is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Kappa Kappa Psi (Gamma Xi), National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc., Pi Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also honored with membership in Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. (Beta Eta), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
National Immediate Past President
Jessica Lee (she/her)
Eta Alpha Chapter, Lock Haven University
JESSICA LEE (she/her) currently serves on the National Council and Board of Trustees as the Immediate Past President. She was initiated into the Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania on November 22, 2003 and as an active Brother from 2004 – 2008, she served her chapter as Social Director, Vice President of Service, Central Precinct Chair, and Chapter President, where her chapter won the 2007 Northeast District John P. Ross Governor’s Cup for Most Improved Chapter. She also served the Northeast District as District President from 2007-2008. While at Lock Haven, Jessica performed as a percussionist with the LHU Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble. In May of 2008, Jessica graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Special and Elementary Education.
Following graduation in 2008, Jessica continued to work with Kappa Kappa Psi on the district and national levels. Jessica served as the petitioning group advisor to the Nu Delta chapter at McMurry University. She has also presented workshops over leadership, fraternal values, and membership education at district and national conventions for the last 15 years, including facilitating sessions at the Kappa Kappa Psi National Leadership Conference for District and National Leadership. Jessica has served for 8 years on the National Curriculum Development Committee, as one of the authors of The Road to Wisdom and 6 years on the Ritual Education and Performance Committee,as one of the author’s of the The Inner Circle Ritual Education program. Jessica also serves as one of the Keynote Speakers of the fraternity’s Leadership Development Program, The Founders’ Circle.
Jessica has served for the last 6 years on the National Council, as 2017-2019 National Vice President for Student Affairs, 2019-2021 National Vice President for Colonization & Membership, and in 2021-2023, served as the 48th National President of Kappa Kappa Psi. As National President, Jessica worked to reCHARGE Kappa Kappa Psi by centering programs and initiatives on the values found in our ritual and expanding chapter officer and other development resources available to our Brothers. A champion for students, she has worked to elevate all voices within the organization through expanded committee opportunities and appointments, refreshing the fraternity’s mission statement, updating the Road to Wisdom to include an Our Diversity Matters lesson, and facilitated work for an accommodations handbook for the Ritual.
A life member of the Eta Alpha chapter, Jessica is also an honorary member of the Southwest District, National Chapter and the Gamma Nu chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, as well as an honorary member of the Delta Sigma and Kappa Upsilon chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Southwest, Northeast, North Central, Southeast, Midwest, and Western Districts and the National Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Jessica graduated in August of 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Since then, she has consistently held leadership positions in her professional life. Currently, Jessica is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Bullard Independent School District, a 4A school district in East Texas. Previous to this position, Jessica has been a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and a special education teacher. Jessica currently resides in Bullard, TX with her husband and Past National President, Jack, 13 year old son & Euphonium player, Jackson, 10 year old daughter, Emmy, and their dogs, Holly and Muffy.
National Board of Trustees Chair (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Malinda Matney (she/her)
Nu Chapter, University of Michigan
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About Dr. Matney
DR. MALINDA M. MATNEY served as National President from 2007-2009, National Vice President for Colonization and Membership from 2005-2007, and National Vice President for Programs from 1995-1997. She served as an elected Trustee from 2011-2019. She served as Governor for the North Central District from 1997 to 2005, and the Midwest District from 1992-1995. Dr. Matney serves as the Chapter Sponsor for Nu Chapter at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Matney is Managing Director for the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, and is on faculty of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at UM. Dr. Matney earned her Ph.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from the University of Michigan. She holds an Education Specialist in higher education administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Music in Music History from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Wichita State University.
Her work involves leading a 14-person unit focused on developing faculty in their teaching roles, and serving on the central team for UM’s university-wide accreditation. Her research has included work on generational demographics, hazing behaviors, social networking, and campus climate.
Dr. Matney is a Life Member of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. She was initiated in 1984 into Alpha Mu Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Wichita State University, and served as Chapter President and District President (for District V and the Midwest District). She is an Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi’s National Chapter, Midwest, North Central, Northeast, Southwest, and Western Districts, and Nu, Zeta Chi and Alpha Iota Chapters; and an Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma’s North Central and Southwest Districts and Lambda Chapter.
Dr. Matney is a member of multiple national associations. She has served on the Board of Directors of HazingPrevention.Org, and the University of Michigan School of Education Board of Governors. She has served as associate editor for Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and on the editorial board for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
National Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair (Ex-Officio)
Marina Peña Guiot (she/her)
Nu Alpha Chapter, Georgia State University
Kappa Mu Chapter, University of Georgia
MARINA PEÑA GUIOT (she/her) is a Life Member of the Kappa Mu chapter at the University of Georgia, the Nu Alpha chapter at Georgia State University, and an honorary member of the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi. She was initiated into the Kappa Mu chapter in Spring 2008 before transferring to Georgia State University in Fall 2010. During her first year at Georgia State, Marina marched baritone in the inaugural Georgia State Marching Band and helped lead the way by chartering the Nu Alpha Chapter as the founding president for two terms. As an active brother, Marina was awarded the inaugural 2012 Georgia State University Marching Band Outstanding Service Award, the 2013 Nu Alpha Chapter Leadership Award, and the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award at the 2014 Southeast District Convention. She graduated from Georgia State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
As an alumna, Marina has continued her contributions to the Fraternity by serving as a Curriculum Advisor, the 2019 – 2021 Membership Director on the KKPsi Southeast District Alumni Association Board of Directors, an Advising Team member for multiple petitioning groups, Chair for the KKPsi Alumni Association Awards Committee, and most recently as the 2021 – 2023 KKPsi Alumni Association Board of Directors Vice Chair for Member Engagement. Currently, Marina serves as the 2023-2025 Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair and as an ex-officio member of the Fraternity’s National Council.
Professionally, Marina has previously worked as the Parent Liaison at both an elementary school and at La Amistad Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves the Hispanic community throughout Metro Atlanta. She is currently in an alternative teacher certification program and is beginning her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher. As a Mexican immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, Marina is passionate about serving immigrant communities and being a voice for those who are underrepresented both in her community and Kappa Kappa Psi.
During her spare time, you can find her playing various Pokémon-themed games, from Pokémon Go to those on Nintendo Switch, watching Marvel movies with her husband Jon Guiot, an Alpha Sigma Chapter alumnus, and their cat named Maya.