Whipple receives Greek recognition

The Fraternity Executives Association awarded Edward Whipple, vice president of student affairs, with the Order of Fraternity Excellence Award last month at the group’s annual meeting in Keystone, Colorado. Whipple was the first to have received the award since 2001.

Camille Consolvo, assistant vice president of Student Affairs, says the Fraternity Executives Association consists of 59 international and national fraternities and sororities and provides information and educational programming to support the executive directors of those organizations across the country.

“The award is given to a university administrator who has obtained a level of professional accomplishment which is of such excellence as to merit single recognition by the association,” Consolvo said.

For the past 10 years, Whipple has served as vice president of student affairs at the University, where he has held the responsibility for fraternity and sorority oversight.

Prior to coming to the University, Whipple served as a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Hanover College in Indiana, where he was the chapter’s scholarship commissioner and member of the General Council. He then held the position of international president from 1992-94.

He has also served as vice president for student affairs at Montana State University, Billings, from 1989-94; director of student life in the dean of students office at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, from 1985 to 1989; and associate dean of students at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, from 1982 to 1985.

Whipple is currently the national president of Order of Omega, the Greek leadership and scholarship honorary with 300 chapters in the United States and Canada.

“He has been involved with the system at a national level to try and continue to move the fraternity and sorority system forward,” Consolvo said.

This is the second time this year Whipple has been recognized by a national organization. In March, he was named vice president of the National Association of Student Personal Administrators Foundation Board of Directors.