Brother Beck Johnson is a 2014 graduate of University of Kansas. As a undergraduate member of the Kansas Alpha Chapter he held both the Steward and House Manager positions. Brother Johnson now serves as the Kansas Alpha House Corporation President and worked with fellow alumni on a $3.1+ million capital campaign. Brother Johnson is an Insurance Broker and resides in Kansas City.
Why do you volunteer for Phi Delta Theta?
My years as a Phi Delt at the University of Kansas were some of the best years of my life. I made lifelong friends, experienced stout personal growth and became part of a time-honored tradition of excellence. It seemed right to give back to an organization that gave so much to me during a critical developmental period of my life.
How did you initially become engaged as a volunteer?
After completing job training in Tulsa, Oklahoma following my graduation from KU, I moved back to Kansas City. I have always been involved in the community and was looking for a way to get reengaged. I approached my predecessor as Board President, Andrew Wank, and asked how I could get involved with the Alumni Corporation Board. After nearly a year of shadowing and helping with various tasks, I was elected the President of the Board in June of 2016.
What you are currently doing to support the undergraduate men of Kansas Alpha?
The Board and I are working diligently to rebuild our chapter house. Over winter break this year we had a fire suppression system pipe break in the attic of our newly renovated and award-winning chapter house. The damage resulted in the young men not being able to occupy the house during the spring semester. We were able to relocate all 87 live-in residence to a brand-new loft facility in downtown Lawrence. So far we have restored the dining facility so the members have a place to eat meals, congregate and study. The rest of the chapter house will be completed by the time the fall semester begins. The Alumni Board, parents, and most importantly the active members are looking forward to reoccupying the house. None of this would be possible without the support of alumni, undergraduates and other friends of the Kansas Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta.
This year, the Phi Delt Fund is dedicated to our Brotherhood – To our Cardinal Principles, our Bond, and each other.
All gifts in 2017 may be made in honor of a brother or brothers who exemplify our Cardinal Principles and make you say, “Proud to be a Phi.”
When you make a gift—either online or through the mail— include a note to the brother you’re honoring and we’ll forward it to him along with a One Man Is No Man decal he can display proudly.