Brothers of the Southwest District –
I am pleased to announce to you the individuals that will serve as Southwest District Governors for the upcoming 2015-2017 biennium. I have determined that for the Southwest District that we will move forward with three district governors. This will help the governors in their responsibilities of assisting the district officers, chapters, and individual brothers in a district that has over 60 active chapters.
Current SWD Governor, John Graham, will not return as a governor for the upcoming biennium. John has been an exceptional member of the Kappa Kappa Psi national leadership team. His band program at The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff continues to excel under his leadership. I wish him the best of luck in his future, and I wanted to publicly thank him for his tireless efforts as a SWD Governor.
Toni Castle will return in her role as a Southwest District Governor. You all have worked with her throughout the past several years, and I know that Toni is excited to continue in this role.
Joining Toni will be Clinton Wieden. Clinton is no stranger to the SWD. Clinton’s involvement in Kappa Kappa Psi began in late 2001, when he was initiated as part of the Zeta Delta class of the Alpha chapter. He held multiple chapter and district offices, including two terms as the Southwest District President. His service as an active member saw him twice honored as Alpha’s “Brother of the Year,” and the Fraternity recognized his contributions by awarding him the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award in 2006. He has also served in the past as a member of the HQ staff, and is a Life Member of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.
Also joining the SWD Governor team is Kalem Graham. Kalem is the current Assistant Director of Bands at Langston University. Kalem was initiated in to the Zeta Psi chapter at Virginia State University on February 20, 2003 and is also a Life Member of the Fraternity. He previously served as Northeast District Member-at-Large. Professionally, Kalem has served as Director of Bands at Franklin City Public School, as a graduate assistant at Radford University, and now as Assistant Director of Bands at Langston University.
If you would like to send a congratulatory e-mail or an introduction, you may reach Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinton can be reached at email@example.com. You can reach Kalem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Lexington, KY this summer for the 2015 National Convention.
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
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