Richard McKaig Award Outstanding Greek Professional
The Richard McKaig Outstanding Greek Professional award is typically awarded to one campus-based professional per year. This award was previously known as the Outstanding Greek Professional Award and was renamed after Brother Richard McKaig, often referred to as the “Fraternal Dean”, in 2009 to coincide with his retirement from Indiana University. To qualify for this award, an individual must be a student affairs professional who has given exceptional service to the Greek Community.
Richard McKaig Outstanding Greek Professional
Billy Boulden, Pi Kappa Phi
A member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Billy Boulden is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Affairs at Iowa State University. Boulden has been a pivotal person in the fraternal movement for around 10 years and is an outstanding Greek professional. Not only has he supported Delta Chi as a facilitator in the inaugural Emerging Leaders Academy and made other volunteer contributions, but also he also volunteers for a variety of Fraternal organization’s educational programs. Boulden is a speaker at ForCollegeForLife, where he travels to universities across the country to advocate for alcohol awareness, building community, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.
At Iowa State, Boulden played a large role in assisting the Delta Chi chapter and continues to assist the Greek community through challenging times. He is selfless, dedicated, and charismatic, constantly motivating others while pursuing bigger goals on a personal, chapter, and community level. As one student says, “Billy Boulden not only supports and builds chapter leaders, but invests in his students. He truly cares about their success in the classroom and assists in any way he can for their life after college. Billy is always willing to use his personal network and resources to ensure his students are in a place they can succeed after their education.”