Province Archon Appointed for Michigan Province

robpankauSigma Pi Fraternity, International is proud to announce a Province Archon appointment. PGH Robert Pankau III (Zeta-Pi, Oakland ’05) has been named Michigan Province Archon. The position had previously been held by John Zeilke (Zeta-Pi, Oakland ’91).  We thank John for his time and service to Sigma Pi.

Pankau will work with the undergraduate chapters at Ferris State (Theta-Theta), Saginaw Valley State (Theta-Beta), Michigan State (Zeta-Mu), Grand Valley State (Theta-Rho), and Central Michigan (Delta-Alpha), as well as alumni clubs and house corporations in the province.

“I look forward to working with the Chapters of the Michigan Province,” Pankau said.  “My goal is to see that each chapter takes steps towards the excellence that they want to achieve as a chapter, not only within Sigma Pi but within the Greek Community in its entirety.”

Since graduation, Pankau has worked for the Executive Office of Sigma Pi as an Educational Leadership Consultant.  He has volunteered his time previously as Grand Herald,  Zeta-Pi Chapter Director, Greater Detroit Province Archon, and Treasurer of the Sigma Pi Historical Society. Pankau graduated in 2005 from Oakland University where he earned a B.A. in Communication, and in 2011, he earned a M.S. in Information Technology Management. He was a Founding Father of both the Greater Detroit Alumni Club and the Sigma Pi Historical Society . Pankau currently resides in Oakland, Michigan with his wife, Jen, a Gamma Phi Beta alumnus, and their daughter, Noelle.  He is currently employed as a VDI SME for General MotorsOnstar.

“I’m happy to have Rob volunteer as Michigan Province Archon.  His demonstrated love of and commitment to Sigma Pi is phenomenal,” said Jason Beck, Director of Alumni Services.  “He brings his experience as a former staff member, volunteer, as well as his time on the Grand Council to this position.  I know Rob is looking forward to helping our Michigan Province chapters succeed and move forward in their quest for excellence. ”

Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. The Executive Office is located in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With over 100,000 alumni and 5,500 undergraduates, our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek-letter organization with an international service program, the ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.