Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dr. David Bailey to serve as national president of Pi Kappa Delta

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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Dr. David Bailey to serve as national president of Pi Kappa Delta

BOLIVAR, Mo. — At the 2013 Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament, Southwest Baptist University’s Speaking Bearcats made a strong showing by capturing Superior (top 10 percent) rankings in all major sweepstakes categories (individual events, debate, combined) and finished with the third-highest ranking.

In addition to this accomplishment, Dr. David Bailey, SBU’s Director of Forensics and Chair of the Bob R. Derryberry School of Communication Arts, was elected to serve as the 47th national president of Pi Kappa Delta.

“I was deeply honored to have been elected to serve,” Dr. Bailey said. “To me, Pi Kappa Delta encapsulates the highest objectives of forensics excellence better than any other national forensics organization. In PKD, we don’t just care about running an outstanding comprehensive national tournament, we are deeply interested in maximizing the educational and career networking benefits of intercollegiate forensics. This is a trajectory that needs to continue and that is why I am excited to have a major role in the leadership of the organization in the coming years.”

Presidents and National Council members of Pi Kappa Delta are voted in by the membership at the National Tournament and Convention that is held in the spring of odd-numbered years. Dr. Bailey will serve as president-elect for the next two years (2013-2015) and president from 2015-2017.

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