In its final meeting of the year, the Panhellenic Association elected its 1991 executive board last night, and new officers said they will try to increase the organization's presence on campus this year. College junior Maureen Hernandez, of the Chi Omega sorority, was voted the new executive board president. Hernandez said she intends to increase networking between Panhel and other campus women's groups, such as the Women's Leadership Network. "One of my goals for Panhel next year is to show our strength through increased visibility and recognition," she said. The new board will be installed on February 4, after the completion of rush, and will serve for one year. College junior Cindy Lin, of Kappa Delta, won the position of ombudsman. "I think the Greek system has a lot to offer, and many times people tend to overlook that," Lin said of recent criticism of the Greek system. "We have to emphasize the positive and work on the negative." College sophomore Krista Springer, of Kappa Alpha Theta, was elected Panhel treasurer. Springer said that while many problems with the Greek system need to be addressed, others are overblown and inflated. "That a great deal of people find fault with the Greek system means that there is a problem and the issue must be discussed," she said. Newly elected Vice President for Rush Jennifer Pollock, a College junior in Delta Delta Delta, said that this year more than 100 women registered for sorority rush. Current Sigma Delta Tau President Suzanne Weiss, a College junior, was elected vice president for publicity, and College sophomore Jennifer Spadano, of Phi Sigma Sigma, was elected secretary. Spadano said that there is a disparity between the influence of Panhel and the Interfraternity Council. "Panhel really needs to get out there and face the issues confronting the Greek system," she said.Comments powered by Disqus
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