International Council

The International Council is the supreme executive and judicial body of Acacia. It implements all legislation passed by the International Conclave, establishes policies to meet situations that may arise between Conclaves, plans the overall programs of the fraternity, directs finances, handles public relations, and approves all international publications. The Council also grants recognition to Acacia colonies, grants and suspends charters, and suspends or expels members as provided in the Laws of Acacia. The International Council generally meets twice per year, though more often when required.

The International Council is composed of eight officers: a president, first vice-president, second vice-president, treasurer, counselor, judge advocate and two undergraduate counselors. Council members are elected by the International Conclave and serve, without pay, for terms of four years. The president, treasurer, and counselor are elected at one Conclave and the two vice-presidents and judge advocate (appointed) two years later, so that there are always experienced members on the Council. Undergraduate counselors are elected for two year terms and are elected at every Conclave.

Scott H. Meyer
St. Cloud State '89
International President

Drew Sherman

Andrew K. "Drew" Sherman
Iowa State '11
First Vice President

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Justin M.M. Kaplan
Carleton '07
Second Vice President

Robert W. Mickam
Texas '85
International Treasurer

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Jackson H. Aaberg
Missouri '12
International Counselor

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Jeffrey H. Jordan
Ohio State '84
Judge Advocate

 

Jonathan R. Ahrens
Iowa State '15
Undergraduate Counselor

 

Daniel P. Whelan
Purdue '16
Undergraduate Counselor


Headquarters Staff

The day by day supervision of Acacia affairs, chapter visitations, publications, finances, records, and implementation of policy at the working level are duties of the International Headquarters staff.

The Executive Director oversees all daily operations of the Fraternity’s International Headquarters — chapter operations and expansions, membership records, Leadership Consultants and office staff.

 
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Patrick W. McGovern
Indiana '99
Executive Director
pmcgovern@acacia.org

 

The Assistant Executive Director focuses on financial management, chapter services, chapter reporting to the headquarters, the leadership consultant chapter visitation program, database management, licensing programs, and execution of Acacia educational programs like Conclave, ALA, and the Venerable Dean Summit, among other things. 

 

Michael S. Weber
Iowa State '06
Assistant Executive Director               mweber@acacia.org

 

The Director of Expansion & Recruitment oversees the campus expansion pipeline, colonization and recolonization efforts, and chapter and colony growth.

 

Jerod K. Miles
Central Oklahoma '09
Director of Expansion & Recruitment
jmiles@acacia.org

 

The Expansion Coordinators work with staff and volunteers to successfully recruit men for expansion presence on campuses internationally. 

 
Ryan Ferguson

Ryan J. Ferguson
Illinois State '12
Louisiana State
Expansion Coordinator
rferguson@acacia.org


Samuel A.P. Weggeman
Purdue '16
Louisiana State
Expansion Coordinator
sweggeman@acacia.org

 

The Director of Communications & Education manages the implementation of the Cornerstones program, Acacia’s educational resources (Gold books, etc.) along with developing Acacia’s primary prevention program (addressing education for our members in the areas of bystander intervention, consent as related to sexual relationships, and alcohol). In addition, he manages all Acacia communication efforts such as The Triad, eNewsletter program, website, and social media. 

 

Benjamin B. Turconi
California '12
Director of Communications & Education
bturconi@acacia.org

The Leadership Consultants Leadership Consultants work directly with active chapters and colonies. They make periodic chapter visits during which they evaluate, educate, and motivate chapters and officers to strengthen their programs and render whatever other assistance may be needed for chapters to meet and exceed Acacia standards. Leadership Consultants also provide crucial support for various Headquarters operations and international events like Venerable Dean Summit, Acacia Leadership Academy and Conclave.

 
CJ Van Antwerp

CJ Van Antwerp
Trine '13
Leadership Consultant
cvanantwerp@acacia.org