Greek councils elect new officers

Lindsay Calvert

The Collegiate Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council elected their new executive officers for the 2011 year.

CPC is one of four governing bodies for ISU sororities and fraternities and consists of women from every sorority chapter it represents.

The executive officers will lead the entire organization. The officers were elected by a delegate body that had representatives from each chapter.

Erin McHale, junior in child, adult and family services, was elected the CPC president.

“I am here as a resource and the voice for all chapters on campus,” McHale said. “It is very neat working with women from different chapters to better the greek community.”

McHale is the third of four children in her family to join the greek community at Iowa State.

“I wanted to be a part of it from day one. I just loved the whole idea of being able to meet people right off the bat because I was used to having a smaller high school,” McHale said.

Joshua Knust, junior in mechanical engineering, was elected president of the IFC, another governing body at Iowa State.

The presidents from each fraternity represented voted on the 12 new executive officers.

“I am looking forward to working with the guys that are on our council and with the Collegiate Panhellenic Council,” Knust said. “I see us taking a step forward in improving on things we’re already doing and implementing some new ideas.”

Knust said he did a great deal of research before deciding to join a fraternity.

“It’s been an excellent experience for me for the past two and a half years. I am really glad I joined,” he said.

McHale and Knust served as vice presidents of recruitment for their respective councils last year.

“It will be beneficial having been on the recruitment side and having continuity between councils,” Knust said. “The recruitment position was a very demanding one that dabbles in different aspects of event planning, people management, communication and marketing.”