Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. announced on Friday that Everett B. Ward has become the fraternity’s 35th general president elect during the organization’s board meeting in New Orleans. Ward is also the president of HBCU Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, and is also a graduate of the university.

Ward’s record as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha is quite remarkable having years of service to his community and Alpha while finding ways to contribute in different roles in the fraternity. In addition, the black college president is also a “proven national leader in politics, state government, academia, community and Alpha,” according to, a campaign organization that helped engineer Ward’s successful bid as general president of the oldest Black Greek-lettered fraternity in the country.  

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,” said Ward, after learning the results of the election. “My vision for our organization is to put service before self and to undertake and meet the needs of our communities according to the demands of the times.”

“At its core,” he added, “our tenure in office will be about executing our mission while protecting our organization and preserving the traditions and protocols that have defined us over the last 110 years.”

On Jan. 1, 2017, the day he assumes office, Ward will put his record to test.


  1. I hope the new president does something about the brutal hazing practices that are so common in this fraternity,

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