Today, Brother Everett B. Ward, Ph.D., shown in the picture above, has been named Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's 35th general president-elect during the organization's board meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"The brothers have spoken and these two candidates ran an exemplary campaign. Both Brother Ward and Brother Crutison have shown that they are men of integrity and sustenance while representing Alpha as general presidential candidates," General President Tillman said after the results were reported. "Now that we have counted the ballots, it's time for Alpha men to move forward!"
Brother Everett B. Ward entered the brotherhood through the Phi Lambda Chapter seated in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1985. Since then, Brother Ward has remained engaged with Alpha and his community through a variety of leadership roles at the chapter, district, and regional levels, including being the past southern region vice president, national foundation chairman, and a regional and national committee chairman. As chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, he facilitated property sales, and as southern region vice president, he led the largest region in the fraternity through 4 years of financial prosperity and organizational growth. During his tenure as chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Board of Directors’ strategic planning committee, he coordinated the 5-year strategic direction adopted by the board and the general organization.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity," said Brother Ward, after learning the results of the election. "My vision for our organization is to put service before self and to undertake and meet the needs of our communities according to the demands of the times. At its core, our tenure in office will be about executing our mission while protecting our organization and preserving the traditions and protocols that have defined us over the last 110 years.”
The general president-elect will assume office on January 1, 2017.