Dr. William Muse Appointed to Serve as TKE's Delegate to the NIC
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2003
Dr. William V. Muse to Serve as TKE Delegate to the North-American
(INDIANAPOLIS) Continuing his dedication to Tau Kappa Epsilon
and the entire men's fraternity movement, Dr. William Muse
recently accepted his appointment by Grand Prytanis Mark C. Romig,
APR, CFC to serve as TKE Delegate to the NIC.
As the current Chancellor at East Carolina University, Frater Muse
has best been described by his colleagues as a visionary who is
dedicated toward the progress and development of Higher Education and
the students in which it serves. Affirming his dedication to the
development of students and fraternities, Muse was presented with the
TKE Fraternity for Life Award at the 52nd Biennial Conclave in
Dr. Muse was also awarded the 2002 North-American Interfraternity
Conference's Gold Medal, an honor bestowed to individuals who
have exhibited a lifelong commitment to the college fraternity
system; President George W. Bush was the award recipient in 2001.
Muse is the fourth Tau Kappa Epsilon Frater to have been given this
honor (T.J. Schmitz, Rodney Williams and President Ronald Reagan).
Other significant milestones of Frater Muse include:
1966 Received Ph.D. in business administration, University of
Arkansas. Dissertation titled: Management Practices in
1967 Elected to TKE Grand Council
1970-73 Dean, College of Business, Appalachian State University, NC
1973-79 Dean, College of Business Administration, University of
1977-79 Elected as TKE Grand Prytanis
1975 Business & Administrative Operations Consultant, Kabul
1977-78 Appointed by the White House as Presidential Interchange
1979-82 Dean, College of Business Administration, Texas A&M University
1981 Chairman & President, TKE Board of Directors & Teke
1983 Recipient, Order of the Golden Eagle
1983-84 Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Planning, Texas A&M
1984-92 President, University of Akron, OH
1992-2001 President, Auburn University, AL
2001 Chancellor, East Carolina University
2002 Recipient, NIC Gold Medal
2003 Recipient, TKE Fraternity for Life Award
2003 Appointed as TKE delegate to the North American
Sharing his own fraternity experience and continuing to be a champion
for TKE and the fraternity movement, Muse sees the fraternity
experience as one that provides students with a unique opportunity on
the college campus. His concern over the years has been that the
positive benefits of fraternity are not being maximized by the
students who are involved. "There's nowhere else on the campus
one can assimilate the opportunity for getting to know each other,
learning how to live together, learning how to do things together and
developing the spirit of Brotherhood as the Fraternity provides,"
Muse said in an interview last January.
"I am pleased that Frater Bill Muse will serve Tau Kappa Epsilon as
our delegate to the NIC. Frater Muse is an inspiration to all
fraternity men, and a true example of servant leadership," said
Founded in 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the world's largest social
fraternity, with over 230,500 initiated members and more than 270
undergraduate chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada.
The TKE Vision is to be the best lifelong collegiate social
fraternity; the TKE Mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and
social development for life; and the TKE Purpose is to contribute to
the advancement of society through the personal growth of our
members, and service to others.
Contact: Heather Redeske, M.A.
Director of Communications
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity