Bernier Elected to NIC Board
CEO Emeritus William P. (Bill) Bernier, Kent State ‘70, was elected to a two year term on the NIC Board of Directors. The election occurred on April 20, at the NIC Annual Meeting in Kansas City. Eight interfraternity leaders serve on the NIC Board.
The NIC (North-American Interfraternity Conference) is an association of 74 national and international college fraternities. It was founded as the National Interfraternity Conference in 1909, but traces its roots to a gathering of college fraternity leaders at the 1893 Worlds Fair in Chicago.
Sigma Tau Gamma joined the NIC in 1950. Our Fraternity has actively participated in the leadership of the conference. Prior NIC board members from Sigma Tau Gamma include Basil Hunt, Truman State ‘56, Ken Hoover, IU Pennsylvania ‘54, Buz Barlow, Wisconsin-Oshkosh ‘64, and Ron Erickson, Wisconsin-Superior ‘65. They are all past national presidents of Sigma Tau Gamma.
The NIC office is located in Indianapolis. There is a staff of ten that serves the needs of its member organizations and delivers educational programs to campus interfraternity councils and collegiate fraternity and sorority leaders. NIC member fraternities have college chapters at 800 campuses serving nearly 400,000 students.
NIC member fraternities subscribe to a set of Standards that serve as the benchmark for supporting high quality experiences for student members. A key feature of the Standards is the collection of data used to measure performance in scholarship, leadership, service and behavior. With this data the NIC measures the performance of the entire fraternity system and each member organization can measure its performance as compared to its peers.
I am deeply grateful to CEO Steve Latour, President Alyx Parker and our Board of Directors for supporting my nomination to the NIC Board,
said Bernier. Parker and Latour served as the Sigma Tau Gamma delegate and alternate delegate, respectively, at the 2015 NIC annual meeting.
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity was founded by veterans of World War I in Warrensburg, Missouri at the University of Central Missouri. On June 28, 2020 it will commemorate its 100th Anniversary. Today, there are more than 3,000 undergraduate members on 70 college/university campuses in 24 states. There are 58,560 living alumni. The Fraternity is headquartered 60 miles east of downtown Kansas City, Missouri in Warrensburg. Learn more about the fraternity online at sigmataugamma.org.
Pictured above: Sigma Tau Gamma brothers who took part in the 2015 NIC Annual Meeting, from left, Erik Kahl, Wisconsin-La Crosse, ‘07, Director of Member and Organizational Development, Addison Schopp, Truman State, ‘06, National Relations Coordinator at OmegaFi, Alyx Parker, Illinois, ‘94, National President, Wynn Smiley, Illinois, ‘80, CEO of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Bill Bernier, Kent State, ‘70, CEO Emeritus, and Steve Latour, CEO.