Candidates

Candidate

Mr. Kenneth Mitchell Corbett

Declared for: Committeeman-at-Large (3-Year Term)

Personal Information

Residency:

Columbia, SC

Initiating Chapter:

Delta Sigma (University of South Carolina-Columbia)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Roles Held:
  • Chapter Secretary
Reason for Joining Sinfonia:

As a music major at the time, I felt the call to join with a group of my music friends from school to join Phi Mu Alpha to be able to make a difference within the School of Music.

Professional & Qualifying Information

Education:
Educational Institution Degree Area of Study Year Received
University of South Carolina B.A Business Administration Accounting 1981
University of South Carolina Master of Accountancy Accounting 1992
Current Employer:

Retired from the University of South Carolina in 2018 after 37 years

Current Job:

Retired

Weekly Employment Hours:

I am retired.

Achievements/Awards/Honors:
Award/Achievement Associated Organization/Company Year Received
Employee of the Year University of South Carolina 1997
Employee of the Year University of South Carolina 2014
National President Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity 1989-1991
Chair of the Board Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity 1995-1997, 1999-2001
Distinguished Service to Music Medal Recipient: Fraternity Service Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity 1997
President, Rotary Club of St. Andrews - Columbia Rotary International 2021-2022
Chair of the Board Caro Federal Credit Union 2000-20022

Candidacy Information

Office Sought:

Committeeman-at-Large (3-Year Term)

Vision for Sinfonia:

I believe Phi Mu Alpha needs seasoned leadership from someone like me who has had a number of positions within other organizations. Sinfonia needs a team of leaders to move the Fraternity into the next century. The Chapter experience is the lifeblood of the fraternity and that is where the focus needs to be from those leaders. We have to pour resources into helping our chapters become the best that can be on their campus. The Province Workshop is a great way to train chapters on the operation of Sinfonia. These need to be continued each year. We need a National Headquarters that focuses on the chapter. Services and information needs to be available to our chapters 24/7.

Brotherhood in Music….

Why Are You Running:

Phi Mu Alpha needs seasoned leadership from someone like me who has had a number of positions within other organizations. My experiences in those other organizations makes me an ideal candidate for Committeeman-at-Large.

Qualifications for Office:

I currently have and had a number of leadership positions within other organizations.

I am the current President of my Rotary Club, transiting to Secretary/Treasurer in 2022-2023. I am the Treasurer for the University of South Carolina retiree club,

I have been part of several strategic planning sessions with the University of South Carolina Credit Union Board of which I am Chairman, as well as strategic planning sessions with Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, the most recent in December 2021. I was also National President of Kappa Kappa Psi from 1989-1991. I served as the chapter sponsor for 14 years for the Kappa Kappa Psi chapter at the University of South Carolina thru August 2021.

Before I retired in 2018 after 37 years, I managed budgets at the University of South Carolina well over $ 100M in Contract Management with food service, bookstore, vending, atm’s, and trademark licensing.

Do You Have Strategic/Financial Planning Oversight Experience:

Yes

Strategic/Financial Planning Experience:

I have been part of several strategic planning sessions with the University of South Carolina Credit Union Board of which I am Chairman, as well as strategic planning sessions with Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, the most recent in December 2021. I was also National President of Kappa Kappa Psi from 1989-1991. I served as the chapter sponsor for 14 years for the Kappa Kappa Psi chapter at the University of South Carolina thru August 2021.

Do You Have Experience with Large Budgets:

Yes

Budgeting Experience:

Before I retired in 2018 after 37 years, I managed budgets at the University of South Carolina well over $ 100M in Contract Management with food service, bookstore, vending, atm’s, and trademark licensing.