Past National President Laura Ward Sweet, Alpha Sigma–University of Southern Mississippi, will serve once again on the 2021-2023 National Panhellenic Conference‘s Board of Directors.
Laura has served for many years through her service to Tri Sigma as second alternate delegate (‘91-’95) and Tri Sigma Executive Council National Panhellenic Conference Delegate (‘95-’04), NPC delegate (‘10-’19) which also held Executive Council ex-officio member 2016-2019. Her service on the NPC Board of Directors will allow for her to advocate for the greater Panhellenic community and ensure the future of sorority life.
“When it comes to Laura’s dedication and championing of the sorority experience, Tri Sigma has much to be proud of,” said Tri Sigma’s Executive Director Jenna Martin Pendry. “We know that she will continue to do great things for the Panhellenic community through her second term on the Board of Directors.”
In 2018, NPC adopted a new organizational and governance structure designed to make the Conference more nimble and responsible to the most pressing challenges facing students, campus partners, and the greater Panhellenic community.
The new board begins its term of service on July 1 with the start of NPC’s new fiscal year. “All of us look forward to working with the new chairman and directors as they begin their roles as stewards for the Conference and champions of how NPC and our member organizations advance the sorority experience together,” said Dani Weatherford, J.D., NPC CEO.
About NPC’s Governance Structure
The NPC structure and governance model includes a 7-member Board of Directors consisting of five members and a chair elected to service by the Council of Delegates and two appointed by their member organization (on a rotational basis). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the NPC. They establish corporate policy, set the strategic direction, and provide fiduciary oversight. and monitor organizational performance. The Council of Delegates consists of one representative from each of NPC’s 26 member organizations and has primary responsibility for Conference membership, Unanimous Agreements, and Panhellenic policies.