Chapter Leader News

June 2012                                         

Regional Operations Board meets in Orlando 

Regional vice presidents from the eight IIE regions in the United States and Canada met on May 18 prior to the opening of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
Also attending the meeting were Joan Wagner, past senior vice president of regional operations; Patrick Foxworthy of the IIE Young Professionals Group; and Joe Wilck, assistant vice president of student development.


The meeting was led by Michael Foss, senior vice president of regional operations, and centered on discussion of strategic direction for the most effective operation of IIE's regions and chapters. Board members also reviewed current policies with regards to chapter management, effectiveness of social media, volunteer leadership training, student development, regional conferences, RVP election process, region websites and the K-12 Outreach Project.

RVPs at Annual

RVPs attend luncheon with IIE Board of Directors

(l-r) Doug Rabeneck, IIE President; Vidya Gautam, RVP Canada; Lu Ann Sims, RVP Southeast Region

2011 Professional Chapter Award winners! 


The IIE Chapter Recognition Program recognizes and rewards chapters' accomplishments. Congratulations to the following professional chapters earning 2011 awards:


Los Angeles (CA)
Rochester (NY)
Wichita (KS)

Chicago (IL)
Mississippi Valley
Long Island (NY)
Richmond (VA)


The following chapters earned an Award of Merit: Syracuse (NY), Puget Sound, Metropolitan New Jersey, Lancaster-Harrisburg, Central Connecticut, Central Arkansas (AR), Central Florida, Reading (PA), and Dayton. Certificate of Participation awarded to: Toledo (OH) and State of RI & Prov Plant.


Most Improved Chapter Award
Dallas-Fort Worth

2011 Phoenix Award
Syracuse (NY)


GOLD award winners were highlighted in the April 2012 issue of Chapter Leader News.

Count on student members attending IIE Annual Conference!


A record number (over 500) energetic students came to Orlando, Fla., to the 2012 IIE Annual Conference and Expo. They were eager for the ultimate learning experience, networking and fun, and that's exactly what the conference delivered! Thanks to the Student Track host chapter, the University of Central Florida, for planning exceptional sessions and exciting events that everyone will long remember.

Student Networking Reception 2012 Annual
Students enjoy Networking Mixer sponsored by The Hershey Co.


The Student Best Practices Session was especially well attended. View The Ohio State University Best Practices Presentation and get ideas for your chapter! You can view more Best Practices presentations from the conference in the next issue of Chapter Leader News.


Next year's conference is in beautiful Puerto Rico!


  • Professional chapter dues rebate checks were issued in June.
  • Include chapter number in subject line of all emails to headquarters.
  • Next dues rebate checks will be issued to student and professional chapters in September 2012.
  • Charters and Reactivations
    CANADA Region
    University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada
    Binus Chapter in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Pending Charters!
    MEXICO Region
    InstitutoTecnológico Superior de Zapotlanejo in  Mexico
    Instituto Tecnológico de Delicias
    AFRICA Region 
    IIE ENIT Student Chapter in Tunisia
    IIE Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia

    MEXICO Region
    Inst. Tecnologico de Morelia in Mexico
    Inst. de Est Superiores de Tamaulipas in Mexico
    Rutgers University introduces newsletter

    The chapter newsletter, print or electronic, is the cornerstone of chapter communications with members.


    A good newsletter is both informative and engaging. Graphics add interest; information should always be up-to-date; member input is essential in gathering content. View the Rutgers University newsletter.

    Provide members with training on your campus at special reduced registration rates!
    IIE Training Center LogoIIE Continuing Education can bring IIE seminars to YOUR Campus!


    Contact Larry Aft at IIE to discuss courses and to reserve your dates.


    Phone: (770) 349-1130
    Key Region

    Kevin Drevik
    Joyce Hadley


    South Central
    Kyle Grabill

    North Central
    Daniel Thury

    Michael Hogan

    Rosa Hilda Félix

    Vidya Gautam 

    Benjamin Yen

    Central/South America 
    Diogenes Alvarez-Solorzano

    Spotlight on Chapter Website


    IIE is proud to recognize outstanding chapter websites that provide members with up-to-date information while offering an interesting visual experience.


    This issue of Chapter Leader News spotlights:

    No. 832

    Wayne State University 

    as the outstanding website!