NPC Board Update

Zeta Tau Alpha is proud to announce that Malaea Nelms Seleski will represent our Fraternity in the new board structure of the National Panhellenic Conference.

NPC voted in October 2018 to replace its Executive Committee with a seven-member Board of Directors. This board consists of five elected members and two rotating members. The rotating positions are determined by the year each organization entered the NPC. Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Gamma Delta are the first organizations to join the board by rotation under this new structure.

“As a member of the first elected Board of Directors, I look forward to serving the Conference as we continue to build on our advocacy efforts for the sorority experience and find new ways to demonstrate our relevance on our college campuses,” Mrs. Seleski said. “Being part of this historic change in NPC is both exciting and energizing as we build the future of NPC together.”

The Council of Delegates, composed of a representative from each of the 26 NPC organizations, voted Sunday, May 19, to elect the five board members, who will begin their service on July 1. The council then elected Carole Jones of Alpha Omicron Pi, who has served as NPC Chairman since 2017, to continue as Chairman.

The 2019-2021 NPC directors are:

  • Rie Gerah Hoehner, Alpha Gamma Delta (appointed in rotation)
  • Malaea Seleski, Zeta Tau Alpha (appointed in rotation)
  • Mary Kacmarcik Baker, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Cheri De Jong, Sigma Kappa
  • Laura Doerre, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Carol Jones, Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Laura Sweet, Sigma Sigma Sigma

"Zeta Tau Alpha is so proud of Malaea as she continues to serve NPC on the Board of Directors,” said National President Alicia Patten Williams. “She has selflessly given of her time, talent, service and leadership to NPC for more than 20 years. We are confident she will continue to play a vital role in advocating for the sorority experience moving forward."

In addition to the great work and training she has received as Vice Chairman of NPC for the past year and a half, Mrs. Seleski previously served as our NPC Delegate on National Council for 10 years and as our First Alternate Delegate for the past nine years.

ZTA developed goals for leadership within NPC in 2016 as Mrs. Seleski prepared to become Vice Chairman. The goals are defined by the phrase “Seek. Serve. Lead.” Those words carry deep meaning for our members. Years ago, ZTA made the courageous decision to close Alpha Chapter at Longwood University so we could seek to join NPC. Since 1909, 16 Zetas have served as our NPC Delegate. Now, we are honored to have Mrs. Seleski in a role that will help lead NPC as it forges ahead.

NPC and the larger fraternity/sorority community face many changes and challenges. ZTA is committed to being a strong voice and leader as we navigate them.

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