Professional and Alumni

KON Board of Directors

Clinton-ScottChair – 2018, 2019

Bridgett E. Clinton-Scott
UMES, Human Ecology
2101 Richard Henson Circle
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Office Phone: 309-677-2431



FisherSecretary – 2018, 2019

Dr. Denise Fisher
Harding University
Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 12233
Searcy, AR 72149-5615


WaltersChair Elect – 2018, 2019

Dr. Janelle Walters
Baylor University

Office phone: 254-710-6257


RothFirst Vice Chair – 2018, 2019

Dr. Amber Roth
Carson-Newman University

Office phone: 865-471-3296


LaneSecond Vice Chair – 2018, 2019

Dr. Crystal Duncan Lane
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008

Office phone: 269-387-3722


PhillipsExecutive Director and CEO

Dr. Ginger Phillips-Schiller
PO Box 798
Okemos, MI 48805-0798
Office phone: (727) 940-2658

National Office: Patty Hummel

Office Phone: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003

Student Board Members 2018-20

Victoria (Tori) Williams

Kappa Delta Zeta Chapter, St. Catherine's University

Major - Dietetics
Personal Statement - My future profession is a registered dietician. Registered dietitians help to create healthy futures for individuals by helping to nourish their bodies. After being a practicing RD for a few years, I hope to further my education an become an osteopathic or naturopathic doctor. They focus primarily on a holistic approach to health and prevention.

The Function of Kappa Omicron Nu is to recognize students and provide them with the skills and resources to be leaders in their fields. Being a member of this honor society provides lifelong opportunities for members to grow personally and professionally. Resources are provided for members to achieve excellence and be leaders.

I'm interested in this position to help further my career, and to build crucial leadership and professional skills. At St. Kate's they often stress the importance of leadership and stress that they are preparing us to lead and influence. Having this position would allow me to be a leader not just on campus, but nationally. It will also allow me to fulfill my desire to make a difference and positive influence.

Victoria Williams, St. Catherine's University

Ashney Williams

Omicron Gamma Chapter, Iowa State University

Major - Apparel Merchandising
Personal Statement - My choice of profession focuses on the business side of the apparel industry. More specifically, I would like to be work in either (1) apparel management information systems (MIS), (2) apparel supply chain management (SCM), or (3) apparel operations management. My professional interests come from an accumulation of coursework from both my Bachelor degree in Apparel Merchandising & Textiles, and Masters degree concentration in Supply Chain Management.

To me, the function of Kappa Omicron Nu is to build build leadership and professionalism within each of their members. This organization gives members the tools and opportunities to further excel in their scholastic, personal, and professional endeavors. This is an organization about development and enrichment to become the best version oneself.

It would be an honor to serve on the student Board of Directors, because it is one that is enriching to its members, and i want to help contribute to continued enrichment for the organization. I want to serve on the board to help do meaningful work for this organization on the national level, and help the organization reach their goals. I want to help the organization in any way that I can as a national board member.

Ashney Williams, Iowa State University

Brynn Carlson

Omicron Theta Chapter, Kansas State University

Major - Dietetics
Personal Statement - I have chosen to study dietetics because of my love for serving others and my desire to assist people in becoming the best versions of themselves. As a volleyball student-athlete at Kansas State University, I have a plethora of personal experience working with nutrition and performance, and I want to be able to expand on that knowledge and bring it to others. I plan on becoming a sports dietitian so that I can work with athletes to help them maximize their potential and perform their absolute best at all times. Kappa Omicron Nu is an organization that is committed to serving its students through access to a variety of scholarships and internships, as well as vast networking opportunities. Kappa Omicron Nu gives students in the Human Sciences the chance to maximize their education and gain valuable experience within their field through opportunities to publish research and to serve in leadership roles within the organization on both a local and national level. I am interested in this position on the board of directors because I think that it is a fantastic opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn more about the inner workings of a non-profit. Additionally, I think that it will provide an amazing opportunity to learn from others who serve on the board and develop mentor relationships with members who are more advanced in their respective fields. I desire to make an impact on Kappa Omicron Nu because I think it is an important organization that gives valuable opportunities to students, and as a voting member, I would be giving a voice to the students within the leadership of Kappa Omicron Nu. I also believe that I would offer a unique perspective to the board because I am a student-athlete who receives a full athletic scholarship. I am a hardworking, energetic and organized team player who would be an asset to this board of directors.

Brynn Carlson, Kansas State University

Board Information

Board Policy Governance Handbook

Student Board Member Application


Award Committee I - Doctoral Fellowships

  • Dr. Janelle Walter, Chair - Baylor University
  • Dr. Jan Taylor - Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Jamie Sailors - Auburn University

Award Committee II - Master's Fellowships

  • Dr. Sharon Bartley, Chair - New Mexico State University
  • Dr. Bonita Manson - South Carolina State University
  • Dr. Jan Murphy - Illinois State University

Award Committee III - Research/Project Grants

  • Dr. Virginia L. Clark, Chair - North Dakota State University
  • Dr. Frances Andrews - Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Dr. Jan Van Buren - West Lafayette, IN

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

  • Dr. Mary Pritchard, Chair - Northern Illinois University
  • Dr. Sue Ballard de Ruiz - Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Diana D. Carroll - Carson-Newman University

Editorial Committee

  • Dr. Carol Kellett, Kansas State University
  • Dr. Jan Murphy, Illinois State University
  • Lorna Browne, Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Catherine Coccia, Florida International University
  • Heather Whaley, Carson-Newman College
  • 1 open position - Click here to volunteer

Nominating Committee

  • Dr. Gwen Lucas, Alcorn State University
  • Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke, Eastern Illinois University
  • Dr. Joni Roh, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Resa Ware, Eastern Illinois University
  • Dr. Deborah Tippett, Meredith College

See also: Committee Information



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