tom Durein Elected International Fraternity President
Aug. 30, 2018 - Tom Durein, Oregon State '92, was elected as Delta Upsilon's 42nd International Fraternity President during the Assembly of Trustees at the 2018 Leadership Institute on July 28, 2018. Tom succeeds E. Bruce McKinney, Missouri '74, who retired from the Board of Directors after 13 years of service and four years as President.
Tom joined the Delta Upsilon Board of Directors 2015 and served as an Alumni Director until his election as President. However, this was not his first service as a part of Delta Upsilon leadership. He served on the DU Educational Foundation's Board of Trustees from 1998-2015. Also, after graduating from Oregon State University, Tom went on to serve as a member of the Delta Upsilon staff as Expansion Director from 1992-1993, Director of Fraternity Services from 1993-1994, Director of Member Services from 1994-1995, and Foundation Director of Campaign Development from 2003-2006.
"“I am thrilled that my friend and brother, Tom Durein, has stepped into the role of International Fraternity President,” said Chairman of the Board Robert Lannin, Nebraska ’81. “His working history within DU is second to none. I truly look forward to working together with Tom in securing DU’s future. Beyond being a brother, I consider Tom a friend of the highest caliber. These are exciting times.”
Per the Delta Upsilon Constitution & By-laws, the Fraternity's Nominating Committee presented a slate of nominees to undergraduate and alumni chapters 60 days prior to the vote, which took place during the Assembly of Trustees at the Leadership Institute.
Delta Upsilon's Board of Directors is tasked to manage DU's financial and strategic operations and directs the International Fraternity Headquarters staff to execute that strategic vision.
Those elected in 2018 (with terms expiring in 2020) were:
- Thomas Durein, Oregon State '92 - President
- David P. Whitman, Indiana '75 - Treasurer
- Timothy C. Dowd, Oklahoma '75 - Director
- Dustin W. Roberts, Bradley '03 - Director
- Dr. Andrew Dunham, San Jose '86 - Director
- Brad M. John, Iowa '96 - Director
Continuing officers and directors with terms expiring in 2019 are:
- Robert S. Lannin, Nebraska '81 - Chairman
- James Bell, Calgary '94 - Secretary
- Dr. Aaron D. Clevenger, Central Florida '97 - Director
- Bruce V. Howard, San Diego State '70 - Director
- Lynn D.W. Luckow, North Dakota '71 - Director
During the Undergraduate Convention, the following undergraduates were elected to serve one-year terms as Undergraduate Directors on the Board:
- Ashton Mills, Oregon State '19
- Max Parent, James Madison '19
Congratulations to Brother Durein and all those serving on Delta Upsilon's International Fraternity Board of Directors!