Business & Technology Dean to Address Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at West Point

photo of Dr. Rogow

­Dr. Bob Rogow, dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology, has been asked to speak at the upcoming Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 Rogow, who joined EKU as dean in 1998, served Phi Kappa Phi as its national president 2007-10; his term as past president concludes this summer. He will speak at West Point on Wednesday, April 18.

“As keynote speaker, my comments will center primarily on leadership and the responsibility members of Phi Kappa Phi have in meeting the Society’s mission, which is ‘to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the opportunity of scholars in service to others.’”

Rogow said he would relate his remarks to the founding of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maine in 1897 and “provide examples of how former West Point graduates have shown exceptional leadership in service to others.”

He plans also to highlight the accomplishments of EKU’s Army ROTC program in the College of Business and Technology, especially its recent national first-place finish in the Pershing Rifles drill team competition.

“I am truly honored to have this opportunity to represent both the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Eastern Kentucky University at West Point,” Rogow said. “Being a Vietnam-era Navy veteran and the dean responsible for EKU’s Army ROTC program, I very much support the men and women who dedicate themselves to the defense of our great country. I am humbled to have the opportunity to meet and address members of the next generation of military leaders, both juniors and seniors, at the United States Military Academy at West Point.”

The dean and his wife, Carol, also have been invited to have lunch with the entire corps of cadets in the dining hall. “This will be a special moment for us,” he said.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated; since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks.

Published on March 22, 2012