Chi Psi to Lead Michigan IFC
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The University of Michigan Interfraternity Council, the governing body of most campus fraternities, elected Chi Psi Jose Nunez as its next president on 14 November in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union (a room named for Chi Psi's John Wendell Anderson, E'90).
He will take office in January and serve for all of the 2008 calendar year (restoring the IFC presidency to its rightful place, according to some State Street residents).
Brother Nunez is a political science major who previously held the position of Vice President of Social Responsibility, setting and enforcing the social policy that regulates and oversees social events like parties. He defeated Theta Chi President James Petrila for the presidency.
The president of the IFC acts as a liaison to the rest of the campus community and steers the IFC governing board. Most of the candidates said some of the most important issues facing the incoming IFC board are raising the social, recruitment and philanthropic standards for fraternity houses and boosting the image of Greeks on campus.
In an interview before the elections, Brother Nunez said he'd work at making the Greek system look better. "Certainly our image within the community is always something really under attack, and that's something that I'd like to see change," he said