WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2018 — At the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 45th Triennial Council in Boston, Massachusetts, delegates have elected ten Senators to the Society’s Senate.
Senators serve as a board of directors who guide the Society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office of Phi Beta Kappa and set the direction for the Society’s future. The term of office is six years. Nine are new to the Phi Beta Kappa Senate. One person is returning to the Senate for a second term.
The Society welcomes nine new Senators from a wide variety of institutions and fields. They are:
The Society welcomes back one Senator, appointed for a second term. He is:
“Phi Beta Kappa is fortunate to have such dedicated people who are willing to volunteer their time to serve as Senators,” said Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Society. “They bring a variety of perspectives for advancing the values of liberal arts and sciences education and fostering free expression. Their skills and expertise will enhance those of our current Senators, and I look forward to working with them.”
About The Phi Beta Kappa Society
The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded on Dec. 5, 1776, is the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States, nearly 50 alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 40 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and more than 140 Nobel Laureates. The mission of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought, and recognize academic excellence.
For more information about The Phi Beta Kappa Society, visit www.pbk.org.