Carl Taylor & Donyell Hill – Re-Engaging Our Stars


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I am inspired every day by the many brothers that are sincerely fulfilling the principles of this great organization, even in a PANDEMIC. “It Takes A Man!” So, it should be no surprise that I am energized and excited to announce my candidacy for the office of International Grand Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Within Iota: I have held many leadership roles to include: Chapter Secretary, Undergrad Advisor, Vice Polaris, and Polaris; State Leadership Council; Regional Secretary, State Director, Regional Director of Training & Development; National Conclave / ILC Workshop Presenter and Hospitality Committee Member. For 6+ years, I’ve worked behind the scenes supporting Regional & National leadership. Currently, I serve as the State Director for MD/DC/DE, the largest area in the Eastern Region, having oversight over 3 Assistant State Directors, 20 different graduate, and undergraduate chapters, and 500+ brothers. Over the years I have recruited, reclaimed, and retained 100+ members. I have invested in the fraternity, donating over 25K towards the development and perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood among Men.
Outside Iota: I have worked in 5 different industries to include non-profit, for-profit, the military, academia, and the federal government. I also have 20+ years of organizational operations experience; planning, organizing, and human resource management remain my strong suit. I have supervised and led Civilian and Military personnel during peace and in war. I have consistently excelled in challenging environments.
Brothers, YOU matter and should be treated as our greatest resource. You deserve leaders that are dedicated and committed to the hard work that we know needs to be done within our organization. As brothers, you deserve a Return on Your Investment in Iota. You have waited long enough and “Now is the Time to Reengage our Stars!”
I am humbled to announce my candidacy for the office of International Grand Vice Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. The Taylor/Hill campaign has embarked on this voyage with a robust campaign infrastructure and brothers who have confidence in our leadership to oblige us as your new International Grand and Vice Grand Polaris. We are dedicated to growing, learning, and listening to the body to ensure each member that change is HERE. We are honored to stand on the shoulders of the great men of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. that have mentored, guided, provided wise counsel, and encouraged us to prepare for such a time as this.
Our campaign’s objective is to produce opportunities for brothers to reengage our stars and allow us to lead in the work that is required to catapult our brotherhood into the next phase of our history. Our leadership mandate guarantees transparency, financial stability, and growth/expansion for today and generations to come.
While I am clear this work will not be easy, I believe the dedication, fortitude, and buy-in from the brotherhood can prepare Iota for our next level. As your next IGVP servant leader, I pledge to uphold the fraternity tenants and operate in the power of integrity, honesty, and fairness to provide a paramount experience for the Brown and Gold family and the communities we serve. Allow us to be the change you want to see!
Let the stars be your guide as you decide the next leadership of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.