Dr. Kent L. Gardner
Awarded: Accolade for Interfraternal Service – January 1, 1985
Authorized by the 23rd Executive Council, presented by Knight Commander Jack R. Taylor in 1985 at the 61st Convention and 39th National Leadership Institute at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, University of Texas-Arlington; President, Order of Omega
Dr. Kent L. Gardner, former Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington and Order of Omega’s Executive Director from 1971 – 2013. Dr. Gardner’s service to the Order of Omega spans more than 45 years and he currently serves as the Executive Director Emeritus. During his tenure as Executive Director, the Order of Omega Scholarship and Fellowship program was established and has grown from $5,000 awarded in 1985 to over $80,000 awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate Greek leaders, graduate students, and professionals pursuing doctoral degrees.