Motar Board - National College Senior Honor Society

National Leadership

National Council

The National Council, elected by collegiate delegates, is charged with guiding the long-term future of the organization, pending any changes decided upon by delegates to the national conferences. All National Council members volunteer to serve Mortar Board with two-year terms (with a maximum of two consecutive terms in any one office, with the positions of president, president-elect and student representative being limited to one term).

National President – Dr. Abigail Diehl (The Pennsylvania State University, 1995)
President-Elect – Dr. David L. Whitman (University of Wyoming, 1998)
Vice President – Ms. Kathryn E. Chick (Hood College, 2006)
Secretary-Treasurer – Mr. Mohammed Hill (University of California, Berkeley, 1992)
Student Representative – Ms. Katelynn Raney (Cornell College, 2015)
Student Representative – Mr. Robert Kichak (University of Cincinnati, 2014)
Alumni Representative – Mr. Brandon M. Caten (University of South Alabama, 2011)
Alumni Representative – Mr. Clay C. Mingus (Purdue University, 1997)
Immediate Past President – Dr. Martha L. Starling (Kansas State University, 1962)
Foundation Representative – ex officioDr. Denise L. Rode (Northern Illinois University, 1971)
Executive Director – ex officio – Dr. Jane A. Hamblin (Purdue University, 1973)

National Foundation

A board of trustees governs the National Foundation. These trustees are volunteers who coordinate the fundraising efforts in collaboration with the staff at the National Office, oversee the investment of the funds and administer the fellowship program and chapter project grants. Fundraising sources include contributions from Mortar Board members, alumni and chapters, along with royalties and donations from corporate partnerships.

Foundation President – Dr. Denise L. Rode (Northern Illinois University, 1971)
Vice President – Dr. Mabel G. Freeman (The Ohio State University, 1965)
Secretary-Treasurer – CAPT Sally Watlington, USN (Ret.) (Purdue University, 1959)
Trustee – Dr. Barbara J. Arnold (The Pennsylvania State University, 1981)
Trustee – Ms. Mary Ruth Carleton (University of California, Berkeley, 1969)
Trustee – Ms. Kathryne MacKenzie (Oklahoma Baptist University, 1969)
Trustee – Dr. Jane K. Smith (West Virginia University, 1960)
Trustee – Dr. Martha L. Starling (Kansas State University, 1962)
Trustee – Dr. Sally Steadman (University of Wyoming, 1968)
Trustee – Mr. Tony Vidmar (The Ohio State University, 1982)
Ex officioDr. Abigail Diehl (The Pennsylvania State University, 1995)
Ex officioMr. Mohammed Hill (University of California, Berkeley, 1992)
Executive Director – ex officio – Dr. Jane A. Hamblin (Purdue University, 1973)

Section coordinators

Section coordinators work directly with chapters, serving as close primary contacts for chapters within a specified geographic region. The section coordinator is available to assist the chapters with a variety of tasks, including the completion of forms, execution of events and activities and assistance with communication with the National Office. Alongside the National Council, section coordinators communicate, facilitate and establish continuity within the organization.

Section 1 (Northeast) – Ms. Natalie White (University of Vermont, 2011)
Section 2 (Pennsylvania) – Ms. Jessie Johnson (Knox College, 2011)
Section 3 (Mid-Atlantic) – Ms. Brianna Murphy (Endicott College, 2015)
Section 4 (Southeast) – Ms. Bre’una L. Keeton (Washington State University, 2013)
Section 5 (Floribama) – Mr. Nathan R. Cordle (University of Alabama, 2011)
Section 6 (South) – Ms. Susan Herndon Caples (University of Alabama, 2006)
Section 7 (Tennessee Valley) – SC Team
Section 8 (Southern Ohio) – Ms. Jenni Birch Szolwinski (Purdue University, 1993)
Section 9 (Northern Ohio) – Ms. Sarah Royer (The Ohio State University, 2014), Ms. Audrey White (The Ohio State University, 2014)
Section 10 (Michigan) – Dr. Sarra Nazem (University of Michigan, 2004)
Section 11 (Indiana) – Dr. Andy Robison (Indiana State University, 1989)
Section 12 (Illinois) – Ms. Candice Hironaka Pitts (Oregon State University, 1971)
Section 13 (Upper Midwest) – Mr. Christopher Wilkins (University of Montana, 2009)
Section 14 (Northern Great Plains) – Ms. Kristi Okerlund (University of North Dakota, 2003)
Section 15 (Southern Great Plains) – Ms. Rachel Hautzinger (Knox College, 2011) 
Section 16 (Central) – Dr. Cassandra Lucas (Purdue University, 1994) 
Section 17 (Texas) – Ms. Gracen Daniel (Texas Tech University, 2015)
Section 18 (Southwest) – Dr. Cassandra Lucas (Purdue University, 1994)
Section 19 (Rocky Mountain) – Ms. Kelsey Willis (Colorado State University, 2014)
Section 20 (Pacific Northwest) – Ms. Mia McCurdy (Purdue University, 2010), Ms. Anne Marie Sullivan (Purdue, 2014)
Section 21 (West) – Ms. Megan Isaacson (San Diego State University, 2012)