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WIU Professor Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Board

August 16, 2016

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MACOMB, IL - Western Illinois University Economics and Decision Sciences Professor Steven Rock has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

The election was held July 30 at the honor society's biennial convention in Georgia. Rock will represent the membership of Phi Kappa Phi, while also working to support the mission and goals of the society, which is considered the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society.

"It is an honor and a privilege to continue to serve on the board of the society, and I look forward to dealing with the opportunities and challenges over the next two years," said Rock. "While I am pleased to serve the society at the national level, I am going to continue my role as membership coordinator for the campus chapter. It is always a pleasure to offer membership to the best and brightest of our students and faculty."

Rock has been an active leader in Phi Kappa Phi at the local, regional and national levels since 1998. Most recently, he served on the society's board of directors as vice president for finance from 2014-2016. He has also served in a number of positions, including president for Phi Kappa Phi's WIU chapter.

Rock has been at Western Illinois University since 1990. He received his doctoral degree from Northwestern University and has also taught at University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois University.

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