By Kristine “Aster” Medina, Editor-in-chief
The Board of Directors of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. sent an update via email to its members on Monday announcing the resignation of Wilma Miranda as national president and the appointments of Jaleesa Reed as interim president and Jennifer Kim as interim vice president collegiate.
Miranda has served on the Board since 2009, initially as the vice president of records. She is a University of Central Florida charter and the assistant charter member educator for the University of West Florida charter class. She assisted in carving the foundation for the sorority’s brand identity and style guide. She also served as the national web director until she was elected as president last year.
Interim President Reed began working with the national headquarters as the director of new member services, collaborating with the current vice president of finance, Mai Nguyen, who was formerly the southeast governor and finance manager. Reed also coordinated charter class expansions with Tracy Wang, vice president of records; Jenny Qiao, vice president alumnae and Justina Ho, vice president of expansion. As the former vice president collegiate, Reed supervised Kim while she was the director of new member services.
“I’m excited to work with these ladies over the next year in a new capacity,” Reed said about her appointment as interim president.
The Board announced that its members participated in a retreat last Saturday in Washington, D.C. in addition to the changes in membership. In response to the retreat, Reed looks forward to sharing the Board’s strategic plan for the year.
“We spent this past weekend in Washington, D.C. thinking, discussing and ultimately strategizing on how we can evaluate, refresh and refine what dedicated female leadership looks like,” Reed said.
The Jade Times reached out to Miranda regarding her departure, and she said she would gladly answer questions at a later time.
“At this time, we ask that you respect her privacy and join us in wishing her the best of luck in her future endeavors,” the Board also announced in its email to members.
The Board’s strategic plan will be released soon, and the new appointments are in effect until next August, when elections roll around during the national convention. For further questions, contact Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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