Brock Long, Appalachian State ’97, was confirmed in a 95-4 Senate vote to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency in June 2017. Since then, Long has overseen the agency’s response to a series of natural disasters, including the largest wildfire in modern California history and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Alumni & Volunteer News
Jim Barber, Grand Valley State ’95, was recently named editor of “Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.” Barber is an associate professor of higher education at the College of William & Mary. Oracle publishes peer-reviewed articles on research topics that impact students participating in Greek life.
Ryan Brennan, Truman State ’95, was named vice president for the Office of Investment Policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The agency works with American businesses to facilitate private investment in emerging markets to create new jobs and promote economic development in places where access to capital is limited.