MEMPHIS, TN – Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity President Chris Peterson (Florida, Eta Alpha ‘91) announced the appointment of two undergraduate PIKE members to serve one-year terms as undergraduate vice presidents (UGVP) of the Fraternity for the 2023-24 academic term.
The UGVP position is an appointment to the Supreme Council, the Fraternity’s governing board of directors. The role is intended to provide a representative voice of undergraduate members in Fraternity governance.
Several well-qualified collegiate members expressed interest in serving. The two outstanding men receiving appointment are:
- Landen C. Ledford (Georgia Tech, Alpha Delta ’20) – A senior from Chatsworth, Georgia, studying industrial and systems engineering with a 3.55 GPA, Ledford serves as the current chapter president and as president of the university chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He speaks three languages plus American Sign Language. Alpha Delta Chapter boasts 130 active members, and they were awarded the Fraternity’s Scholarship Cup (Top GPA of 200 PIKE chapters) at the July 2023 Thomas C. Tillar Leadership Academy with a 3.672 overall chapter GPA.
- Ryan S. McMinn (Mississippi State, Gamma Theta ’20) – A senior from Collierville, Tennessee, studying mechanical engineering with a 4.0 GPA, McMinn serves as the current chapter president in addition to being a College of Engineering senator. McMinn is one of 12 honored recipients of the 2023 North American Fraternity Conference Undergraduate Award of Distinction. Gamma Theta Chapter boasts 115 active members that have been recognized for extensive local Starkville community philanthropy and campus involvement. They have a 3.12 overall chapter GPA.
The new undergraduate vice presidents have accepted the positions, are undergoing orientation and will attend the next in-person meeting of the Supreme Council in Minnesota in November.