Delta Zeta Announces New Vision Committee Members to Advance Membership Experience

Oxford, OH (October 12, 2020) – Delta Zeta Sorority’s mission is to provide a lifelong, values-based membership experience for women. For 118 years, the Sorority has continuously evolved to keep pace with the opportunities and challenges presented in an interconnected world through our vision to be a global women’s organization whose shared values truly inspire action and impact lives.

 

As part of this ongoing commitment, the National Council is pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Ianthe Dunn-Murad, who will serve as Chairman of the Vision Committee. This team of both Delta Zeta members and external advisors will lead a review of the membership experience by identifying internal and external trends, policies and practices that affect relationships and further advance the purpose of Delta Zeta Sorority. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Dunn-Murad is currently the clinical program coordinator at the Long Island (NY) Audiology Doctoral Consortium Program at Adelphi, Hofstra and St. John’s Universities and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University. She received her M.A and B.A from St. John’s University (NY), where she joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and subsequently earned her Sc.D from the School of Health and Medical Sciences of Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Ianthe was also active on the Multi-Cultural Issues Board of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

 

“The National Council is committed to a membership experience that fosters friendship and personal growth as well as one that models academic, moral and philanthropic excellence,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, National President, Delta Zeta Sorority. “We look forward to partnering with Dr. Dunn-Murad and our talented team of Vision Committee members to evaluate our programming, training and other initiatives to ensure our membership experience is inclusive of all members. As our Delta Zeta Creed says, we promise temperance, insight and courage. We will continue to grow and enhance our membership experience bringing our vision as a global women’s organization inspiring action and impacting lives to life.”

 

The National Council is also pleased to announce the extended partnership with Dr. Dawn Watkins Weise, Vice President and Partner at Plaid, who serves as the Sorority’s strategic planning facilitator and Vision Committee liaison, to support the National Council’s continuation of its strategic planning processes.

 

Both have a wealth of knowledge they will bring to Delta Zeta as we review our overall membership experience, to ensure our vision is achieved, and our members fulfill our shared values of; Friendship, Curiosity, Generosity, Empowerment, Community and Belonging. We aspire to cultivate and maintain a membership environment that reflects a diverse, inclusive, multicultural and global perspective.

 

In addition to Dr. Dunn-Muard, the following members of the committee have been appointed:

 

  • Jordan Mount, Delta Theta – University of Houston (TX), Chapter President
  • Jada Flanagan, Xi Rho – Clarkson University (NY), Chapter President
  • Skylar George, Pi Gamma – California State University/Northridge, Chapter President
  • Isabel Hendrickson, Gamma Delta – Pennsylvania State University, Chapter President
  • Taylor Hodson, Kappa Alpha – Nicholls State University (LA), Chapter President
  • Haley Clark, Rho – University of Denver (CO), Chapter President
  • Donna Shahbazi, Theta Eta – Creighton University (NE)
  • Elizabeth Longmire, Beta Lambda – University of Tennessee/Knoxville, Graduate Assistant, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of South Carolina
  • Brette Powell, Lambda Phi – Appalachian State University (NC), Regional Collegiate Director
  • Mary Osborne, M.A., Kappa Beta – Northern Kentucky University, Coordinator of Fraternity/Sorority Life, DePaul University
  • Shane Taylor, Fraternity/Sorority Advisor, Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Morgane Vincent, Omicron Sigma – Gallaudet University (DC)*
  • Ali Wichmanowski, Pi Xi – University of Central Florida*

* continuing on committee

 

“Delta Zeta is truly grateful for the continuous communications our members have shared these past few months around diversity and inclusion, as well as the challenges they are facing in a post-pandemic world, such as the affordability of higher education,” says Christy. “We know that by working with Drs. Dunn-Murad and Weise, we will address those challenges and plan for the continued future of a valuable, lifelong membership experience in Delta Zeta. We are genuinely appreciative of the commitment and time the Vision Committee will invest in Delta Zeta’s membership experience and we look forward to sharing its first full report during the 2021 National Convention.”

 

About Delta Zeta

Delta Zeta Sorority is a global women’s organization whose shared values support a vision to truly inspire action and impact lives through leadership, service and philanthropy. Founded on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902, the Sorority has more than 275,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy and education. Learn more about our mission at www.deltazeta.org. For more information about the Delta Zeta Foundation, visit www.deltazeta.org/foundation.