The University of Minnesota Interfraternity Council selected Simon Beck, a Phi Kappa Psi brother and finance, accounting, and applied economics junior, as its new president Sunday night.
Beck, who previously served as Phi Kappa Psi’s philanthropy chair and the vice president of finance for the Interfraternity Council, will replace outgoing president Mitchell Kelley.
In his year leading the governing body that oversees the University’s 30 IFC fraternity chapters, Beck said he hopes to expand membership through greater recruitment and marketing efforts.
“The bigger we are, the more resources we have,” Beck said, adding that he thinks a larger membership base would increase philanthropic activity.
When Beck joined Phi Kappa Psi in his first year, he said greek life was foreign to him.
Now, “I couldn't imagine my life without it,” he said.
The council elects presidents through a process of nominations, speeches from candidates, a question-and-answer session with time to deliberate and a vote by all chapter presidents.
Along with Beck, the council elected two additional new executive officers Sunday.