Rufus Glasper Elected to ACF Board of Directors

Archon Rufus Glasper
Phoenix’s Gamma Mu Boule Archon Rufus Glasper was elected to the Board of Directors for Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) during the Board’s annual meeting held in March. Started 37 years ago, ACF is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. The Arizona Community Foundation harness the collective generosity of thousands of Arizonans, steward their gifts with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships every year. Archon Glasper currently serves as Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the nation’s largest multi-college community college systems. He was held that position since being appointed in September 2003 after holding administrative and executive positions with the College District for the previous 17 years. Prior to being named Chancellor in 2003, Archon Glasper served as the Executive Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Global Management Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. In addition to serving on the Board of ACF, Archon Glasper is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and serves on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Valley of the Sun United Way, O’Connor House, Arizona Commerce Authority and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and earned his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education Finance from the University of Arizona.

Article contributed by Archon Ahmed Collins

GMES Golf Tournament Photo Gallery

The second annual fundraiser golf tournament at the beautiful Sunridge Canyon Golf Club has turned out to be a huge success. Thanks to the golf committee and members of Gamma Mu Educational Services, Inc. for all their work to provide all with a fun-filled golf experience. We appreciate all of the sponsors and people of the Phoenix metro area for their continued support.

See photo gallery courtesy of Archon Ahmed Collins here.

Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race

Archon Myles Lynk

Following up to the discussion at the 4/17/2015 Gamma Mu Boulé general meeting, see below for the documents discussed.

FBI Director James B. Comey’s speech at Georgetown Univ. on Feb. 12, 2015, entitled, "Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race,” in which he calls for a clear-sighted and thoughtful evaluation of police doctrines and policies that lead to tensions with minority communities. View document here.

The March 2015 Interim Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which includes a variety of specific recommendations to help police departments re-evaluate aggressive police tactics, the use of lethal force and their relationships with the communities they serve. View document here.

2014 8th Annual Living History Program Video


Thanks to Archon Glasper, Archon Holton, Mrs. Viviana Morales, Mrs. Kimberly Scott , Mrs., Sarah Shimchick , Archon LaStrape and Dr Westenberg. Please enjoy the edited 2014 8th annual Living History Program below.


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Helios Elects Vada O. Manager to its Board of Directors

Archon Vada Manager

Phoenix, AZ (February 3, 2015)

Helios Education Foundation announced today the expansion of its Board of Directors with the election of Vada O. Manager, an internationally-recognized global business and brand strategist. With the addition of Mr. Manager, the Foundation’s Board of Directors now consists of 10 members who each possess a strong passion for education and the visionary belief that every individual in Arizona and Florida should have the opportunity to pursue and complete a postsecondary education.

The Foundation’s endowment is approaching $700 million and since 2004, the organization has invested over $155 million in strategic education initiatives in Arizona and Florida that have provided over 8,000 college scholarships, supported the college-going aspirations of more than 135,000 students and trained over 16,000 educators.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Vada’s talent, strategic business expertise and global experience on Helios’ Board of Directors, and we look forward to the wealth of knowledge he will contribute to the work of the Foundation,” said Helios’ Founding Chairman, Vince Roig. “But most importantly, Vada brings an incredible amount of passion to this work of ensuring that every student achieves a postsecondary education, and it’s that passion that endures and will ensure that Helios continues to change lives through education in perpetuity.”

Mr. Manager began his career at the age of 20 as an appointed member of the Arizona Board of Regents while still attending Arizona State University. Before forming the Manager Global Consulting Group in 2009, Mr. Manager served as Senior Director of Global Issues Management for NIKE, Inc., with direct and indirect management responsibilities for NIKE’s global sourcing procedures, brand/marketing communications, litigation support and athlete, product and corporate issues management.

Mr. Manager also provided consultation to several of the company's key initiatives for online commerce and new business acquisitions such as the Starter and Converse brands. During his 12-year tenure, NIKE’s revenues grew from $6 billion to $18 billion.