Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors (BOA) for the Beta-Eta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon supervises the chapter’s finances and property. The BOA is composed of the chapter advisor, faculty advisor, alumni association president, chapter prytanis (president), chapter crysophylos (treasurer), and several alumni members that are elected to various officer positions including chairman, vice chairman, treasurer, secretary, rush advisor, house management advisor, and members-at-large.

At least one BOA meeting is held each quarter of the year. Meetings are held at the chapter house or over conference call as set by the BOA Chairman. All BOA officers serve for 2 years.

The description and duties of the Board of Advisors are outlined in The Teke Guide:

Supervision of the college chapter’s finances and property is the responsibility of a local Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors includes the Chapter Advisor, the Chapter Prytanis, the Chapter Crysophylos, and four or more other alumni members.

Any member of the collegiate chapter may present written motions or resolutions for Board consideration on any matter within its jurisdiction, which if seconded in writing by another member, is thereupon discussed and voted upon in the same manner as if offered by a member of the Board. Any chapter may, by majority vote, appeal to the Grand Prytanis any decision or action of its Board of Advisors.

The Board has the power to require repairs, insurance and the payment of taxes, special assessments, judgments, and all other matters necessary for the protection and preservation of the real estate. No encumbrance or conveyance can be made without its consent. It must approve all plans and specifications for proposed repairs, alterations or improvements, and it must approve all contracts. It is the duty of the chapter to appropriate and raise the funds required for any expenditure ordered by the Board within the scope of its jurisdiction. It addition, whenever any chapter becomes indebted for any long-term expenditure, it is the duty of the Board of Advisors to establish a fund for the retirement of such debt and to require the chapter to pay monthly to the Board treasurer a sum sufficient for the fund.

The title to all personal property and chapter house real estate of the collegiate chapters is held by the Board of Advisors. Any mortgage required to be made by any collegiate chapter must be made upon a proper resolution passed by the Board and executed by its president and secretary.

Current BOA Members

BOA Chairman: Michael Taylor BH1094

BOA Vice Chairman: Will Ruzicka BH1016

BOA Secretary: Joshua Nixon BH1093

BOA Treasurer: Jeff Steinhart BH583

Alumni Association President: Drew Hall BH1042

Chapter Advisor: John Eash BH536

Faculty Advisor: Mark Fitch BH999

Rush Advisor: Rob Starrett BH930

Chapter Prytanis: Brenden Bratsch BH1128

Chapter Crysophylos: Ethan Lowrey BH1151

Housing Corporation Chairman: Dave Bernhard BH816

Housing Corporation Vice Chairman: Darryl Brinkmann BH534A

Housing Corporation Treasurer: Steve Bahr BH818

Housing Corporation Secretary: Curt Costello BH959

Members-at-Large: Mike McEvilly BH615, Mark Downer BH655, Ryan Rzadca BH958, Ryan Elam BH989

BOA Documents

BOA Meeting Minutes

BOA Minutes 3-18-18                    BOA Minutes 1-27-19                    BOA Minutes 1-26-20                    

BOA Minutes 4-29-18                    BOA Minutes 3-17-19                    BOA Minutes 3-15-20

BOA Minutes 8-12-18                    BOA Minutes 4-2-19                      BOA Minutes 5-17-20

BOA Minutes 10-14-18                  BOA Minutes 4-28-19              

BOA Minutes 12-2-18                    BOA Minutes 8-25-19

                                                      BOA Minutes 12-1-19

Governing and Historical Documents

BOA Bylaws

Video Security Policy

MSM Teke, Inc. Application

Old House Floor Plans

Sale of Old House Resolution

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Missouri University of Science and Technology was installed as a chapter on March 8, 1947.

Since 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon has never had an exclusionary clause for membership. TKE does not judge men on their wealth, rank or honor, but instead on their personal worth and character.

Our mission is to "to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life." In essence, we build Better Men for a Better World.