Madeline Strasser Named New Panhellenic Council President

The New Panhellenic Council President was elected, and her name is Madeline Strasser. Voting representatives from the 19 Panhellenic chapters as well as the three associate chapters chose Strasser for her new position during Wednesday night’s meeting. The International Politics major with a minor in Business and Liberal Arts looks to extend upon her run as a leader among Penn State Greek life. She served as the Vice President-Panhellenic Delegate for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, in 2015 and now looks to give back even more as President for the Panhellenic Council.

Strasser has a love for politics, as she worked as a Political Affairs intern for The Borgen Project, where she contacted congressmen weekly to gain their support for increasing spending for international aid. Her leadership experience is extensive. Along with being a Vice President for her sorority, Strasser has coached a swim team, been a camp counselor, and works as a server at Blue Chip Bistro. She also has been president for a student-run youth group in the past as well as secretary for her student government back in 2012.

She has some main goals in mind now that she is elected as president, starting with improving Greek life’s image. Strasser wants to make Greek life more transparent and inclusive of the non-Greek and State College communities. She thinks improving the inter-Panhellenic relations along with minimizing the gap between the Panhellenic Executive Board, Chapter Executive Boards, and chapter members will help to enhance communication. Strasser knows the importance of being approachable and relatable to all members of the Panhellenic community, and would like to bring both those attributes to her time as President.

“I’m just so excited to see what this year has to hold and I’m excited to serve Panhellenic as President,” Strasser said right after finding out she was elected. “I’m most excited to get to know the different members of the Panhellenic community and to experience the behind the scenes of Panhellenic and help the community improve.”

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