Knight Commanders

Julian A. Pardini

33rd Knight Commander

Alpha Xi–University of California at Berkeley, 1952

Julian A. Pardini was born in July, 12 1932 in San Francisco , and he was initiated at Alpha Xi Chapter in February 1952 and served as its Number I. He was the chapter’s alumnus advisor and president of its building association. A part-time Regional Advisor for the National Administrative Office for several years, he also served as Neal Province Commander from 1968 to 1977. In 1971 Pardini became a member of the Laws Committee, and he joined the Executive Council five years later. Following his election as Knight Commander in August 1989, Pardini established strict standards for chapter performance and oversaw the merger of Kappa Alpha Scholarship Fund and Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. The national headquarters building was located, renovated, dedicated, and opened during his tenure. An attorney,  also was a Pi Sigma Alpha honorary political science fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa. He died on July 2, 2006 in San Francisco, California.