Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Photo of Andrew Nunez.

Andrew Nunez

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXIV from 2012-2014. Zeta Psi Executive Director (1995-1998)

Chapter: Iota Alpha, 1994

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Arthur Harrison “Red” Motley

Term: Phi Alpha from 1943-1945. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1958). Namesake of Zeta Psi’s Red Motley Leadership Fund. General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1923-1927)

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922

DOD: Aug. 22, 1900 - May 30, 1984

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Boisvert, Tyler

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Executive Director (2020- present)

Chapter: Nu Sigma, 2010

Bradeen, Charles S.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1927-1929)

Chapter: Lambda, 1926

Breeswine, Richard M.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Executive Director (2000-2004)

Chapter: Pi Sigma, 1987

Bruce, Louis R. “Louie”

Term: Phi Alpha from 1962-1964. The Circle of Zeta Psi Editor (1965-1969), Executive Secretary of Zeta Psi (January 1, 1966-1969). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1969.

Chapter: Gamma, 1930

DOD: May 20, 1989

Busteed, Robert T. “Bob”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Interim Executive Director (2000). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award, 2007

Chapter: Omicron, 1960

Butcher, William L.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1929-1936)

Chapter: Zeta, 1928

Carlborg, Herbert A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha and Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Vice President (1959-1960). Zeta Psi Executive Secretary (January, 1970 - August 1972). Zeta Psi Director of Alumni Affairs (1972-1987). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1973)

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922

DOD: October 15, 1989

Chester A. Lydecker

Term: Phi Alpha from 1942-1943. Zeta Psi General Secretary (1919-1923).

Chapter: Alpha, 1914

DOD: July 29, 1889 - January 9, 1974

Desmond, Thomas J.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Education Director (1946-1947). Zeta Psi Executive Secretary (Fraternity and Foundation) (1947-November 1948)

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon, 1929

Fentress, H. Duke

Achievements: Zeta Psi General Secretary (September 1962- December 1965)

Chapter: Beta, 1961

Gould, Harold P.

Achievements: While still an undergraduate, becomes the first Traveling Secretary, and runs the central office (IHQ) (1910), out of the Xi chapter house.

Chapter: Xi, 1910

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Gregory E. McElroy

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXI from 2006-2008. James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Award 1986. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2011. Zeta Psi Executive Director ( August, 1972-1996). James J. Carey Leadership Award 2020

Chapter: Phi, 1970

Hapgood, Ernest G.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1936 - November 1936)

Chapter: Epsilon, 1931

Kennedy, Timothy R. “Tim”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Executive Director (2005-2006)

Chapter: Eta, 1981

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M. David Hunter

Term: Phi Alpha from 2005-2006 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2017. Zeta Psi Executive Director (2006-2016).

Chapter: Iota Alpha, 1980

Lauck Walton

M. Lauck Walton

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXIII from 2010-2012 James J. Carey Leadership 2013. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2016. Zeta Psi Executive Director (2016 -2020). Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Executive Director (2020- present).

Chapter: Pi, 1984

Nymeyer, Fred H. “Fritz”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Traveling Secretary (1911-1915). Zeta Psi General Secretary (1915-1918). April 8, 1939, the title changes to Executive Secretary and Brother Nymeyer returns to lead the Central Office (IHQ) for a second time, until 1943.

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon, 1911

DOD: December 24, 1944

O’Brien, Andy

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Executive Director (2004- 2006)

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 2002

DOD:

Plezia Decz, Gregory

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Executive Director (1998-2000)

Chapter: Xi , 1995

Russ, Harvey W.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Education Director (1951-1953) Zeta Psi General Secretary (Fall 1953-June 1955)

Chapter: Tau, 1951

Soltman, Walter E.

Achievements: Executive Director of the Zeta Psi Fraternity (1946-1947)

Chapter: Phi, 1918

Thoms, Jr., Frank R.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (November 1936 - Fall, 1938)

Chapter: Zeta, 1930

Underdahl, Melvin “Mel” R.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Assistant Director (1952). Zeta Psi Assistant Secretary (1953). Zeta Psi General Secretary (June 1955-September 1962)

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1952

DOD: February 16, 1924 - March 23, 1986