The Vice President of Membership Engagement, Jose Jimenez is excited to announce the appointment of Brother Zach Kisfalusi to the position of National Director of Academics. Brother Zach crossed at Alpha Alpha Chapter on May 14, 2011, as a member of the Pi class. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University in 2014 and his Master’s degree from Illinois State University in 2016. He currently works as a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in southern Colorado. Zach served as the Regional Director of Academics for the Midwest Region from 2015-2018, while simultaneously serving as the mentor for his chapter and several other entities. He assisted with the founding of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Colony in 2017. He has served as the committee chairman for AA’s 20-year anniversary boat cruise in 2017 and is looking forward to formalizing his entities alumni engagement.
In this new role, Zach aims to increase academic accountability, institution specificity and set an overall goal to see individual growth inside the classroom for each undergraduate brother.
The National Office of Membership Engagement is excited to announce the appointment of Brother Gonzalo Cagigal. Brother Cagigal was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. Brother Cagigal is now living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro Area with his wife and three beautiful children. He is currently employed with the Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Dallas Office as a Senior Auditor since 2012. He began his career with the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative in 2003 at the McAllen TX Field Office. He later served as a Disability Medical Examiner in the Dallas, TX Regional Office Disability Processing Unit beginning in 2009. Throughout his career, Brother Cagigal has received numerous individual and team awards within the agency on his work as a Claims Representative, Disability Medical Examiner, and Auditor. Brother Cagigal graduated from Texas State University at San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major of Finance and minor in Economics. He also graduated from the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Graduate School with a Master of Science in Accounting.
Brother Gonzalo Cagigal joined Omega Delta Phi in spring 1999 at Texas State University Rho Chapter as part of the Gamma Class. He joins the team with a vast wealth of experience within our Brotherhood. Currently, he is serving as Rho Alumni Association Advisor and previously held positions with the NAA as Vice Chairman (2014) and NAA Local Alumni Representative (2013). In 2013, as the NAA Election Committee Chairman, he oversaw and managed the first National Alumni Association Election. In 2004, prior to his role in the National Alumni Association, Mr. Cagigal held the position as National Vice-President of Finance.
“I am looking forward and excited to re-engage with our current Alumni Network and also help our senior members in transitioning from undergraduates to active and involved alumni. I hope to build a bridge and close the gap to get all brothers involved with the fraternity in various different ways as alumni both new and old.”
The National Office of Membership Engagement is excited to announce the appointment of Brother Mario Enriquez to the position of National Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the 2018 – 2021 term. Brother Mario currently serves as the Domestic Programs Manager for the LGBTQ Victor Institute where he manages the Congressional Internship Program, along with supporting other key programs. For the past seven years, Mario has had the opportunity to serve as a national speaker, workshop presenter, and host to various organizations and institutions of higher education. In 2010, Mario moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization. Mario was then selected as a Coro Fellow of Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he joined a group to acquire cross-sector experience in non – profit, government, and business sectors. This past year, he completed the prestigious graduate fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) where he worked in the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee and for Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA). Mario received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and a Master’s of Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy in Los Angeles. Mario aspires to establish a youth leadership institute, a scholarship program, and run for elected office in California’s Central Valley in the near future.
In response to his appointment, Brother Enriquez said, “I am honored to serve our Brotherhood as the National Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Now more than ever, we need to continue supporting and advocating for diverse and equal representation. Diversity within our organization is a core value and I look forward to expanding programming and helping us to rethink how we view and address intersectionality. I have come to learn that diversity is an action, inclusivity is cultural, and belonging is a feeling. Change does not start from top-down leadership; it happens at every level and I aim to make myself as accessible as possible to all of our Brothers.”
He will be reachable and open for questions at email@example.com.
The National Office of Membership Engagement is excited to announce the appointment of Brother Giovanni Baez. Brother Baez is a brother from Beta Alpha Chapter and a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). As an active, crossing in Spring 2013, he served in many positions within his chapter and held a national position as the Board of Directors National Undergrad Representative (2015). Throughout his academic career, he has served his local community in many capacities and also served a year with AmeriCorps.
After graduating from Northeastern Illinois University, he joined the North/East High School Operations Department as a Manager at Junior Achievement of Chicago (JA). At JA he has provided free financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to over 500+ classes and 10,000+ students in his area. After two years of focusing on his professional development, he has recently joined his chapter’s alumni association and is now excited to joining the NEC as the new National Director of Programming and Service.
“I am honored to hold this position and look forward to this new journey in working for the brotherhood. My goal is to offer my professional experience and serve our brotherhood with the utmost integrity.” – said Baez of his appointment.
The National Office of Membership Engagement is excited to announce the appointment of Brother Eric Reyes as the Director of the newly created National Archive. Brother Reyes crossed in Spring 2012 at Texas Southern University, Alpha Rho Chapter, Theta Class, and joins our team with experience working with National and Regional teams. Brother Reyes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Texas Southern University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Hunter College and a second Master’s Degree in English from Texas Southern University. After graduating in 2013, he helped recreate the Northeast Region by working with the expansion and recruitment teams to establish Philadelphia University Colony and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He also worked on the East Texas Regional Board during 2016-2018 as the Regional Member Development Chair.
“The history behind our fraternity is often discussed but only partially documented for brothers across the nation. My goals for this position are to record and preserve the history of our fraternity for our brothers while allowing us to share with our community the continued successful growth of ODPhi across the nation.” – said Reyes as to the goals for his newly created position.