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Interfraternity Council elects new executive board, including President Geoff Sabourin

November 18, 2014

The Interfraternity Council serves as the governing body over the 30 different fraternity chapters on campus.

The new president will be food industry management senior Geoff Sabourin who will take over in the spring once current president and communication senior Blair Montgomery finishes his term.

Sabourin is the current president of the Alpha Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and hopes his leadership experience will help him.

“I’ve had to deal with working to better our image as a house, working with people and managing budgets. Hopefully it can make this job an easy transition,” Sabourin said.

Aside from education junior James Jensen, the new vice president of recruitment and who is also a member of Delta Sigma Phi, Sabourin said he does not know the other new members of the council and is looking forward to meeting new people and working with them.

“I’ve been limited to my house,” Sabourin said . “This position will help expand my relationships and meet new faces in greek community.”

Despite the IFC representing fraternities, the newly elected vice president of external relations and neuroscience junior Jake Keesee said he would like to form a stronger relationship with the Panhellenic Council .

“I want keep building towards something bigger, trying to build upon what’s been done,” Keesee said . “Making contacts with Panhel helps to make it work better.”

Keesee’s position requires him to assist with planning large philanthropy events in the greek community including Safe Halloween and Greek Week.

With the position, he said he hopes to begin new philanthropy events and make events such as Relay for Life and Greek Week bigger.

“I saw this as my opportunity to make it my own position and expand on the position,” Keesee said.

Of the newly elected members, interdisciplinary studies in social science senior Thuan Nguyen will return to the council for another term.

Currently, Nguyen holds the vice president of external relations position and will take over as vice president of alumni and philanthropy.

The vice president of alumni and philanthropy assists in planning events and forming relationships with greek alumni.

Nguyen said he decided to run again because he enjoys putting smiles on members of the greek community’s faces.

“I’ve always wanted to do something bigger than myself, and the greek community has offered tons of opportunities,” Nguyen said.

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