As emailed to Foundation Members on March 8, the Foundation Nominating Committee announced that the members listed below have been slated for the position of Trustee. The Foundation did not receive any Nominations by Petition; thus, these candidates will be the only nominees considered for election during the annual meeting at the Foundation Annual Meeting/Business Session on Thursday, July 7 in Phoenix.
Erin Wise Clements (UMBC)
Erin was initiated into the Phi Gamma chapter at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she served two terms as Chapter President. Erin has served Phi Mu in many capacities including Area Membership Director, Area Alumnae Director/Coordinator, National Enrichment Team member, National Member Engagement Committee member, National Alumnae Initiation Process Committee member and Area Operations and Finance Director. She also serves on the Board of the Tidewater Phi Mu Alumnae chapter, the advisory council to the Gamma Alpha chapter, is a member of the 1852 Society and has served on the Scholarship Committee for Phi Mu Foundation. In addition, she is an Alumnae Area Coordinator for the National Panhellenic Conference.
Professionally, Erin teaches Biology and Marine Biology at Oscar Smith High School. She coaches and choreographs for the color guard/flag team with the marching band of the school. Erin resides in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Dorothy Hughes (American)
Dr. Dorothy Hughes currently serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs on the Salina campus of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in Population Health with a secondary appointment in Surgery. Dr. Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree from American University in International Studies, as well as an MHSA and HP&M Ph.D. both from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She was initiated into the Gamma Delta chapter at American University in 2001.
Dr. Hughes has been a member of the Phi Mu Foundation Fidelity Society since 2022 and a giving program member since 2016, currently a member of the 1852 Society. She served on the Phi Mu Foundation Board of Trustees Nominating Committee from 2017-2020 and was a Phi Mu Fraternity volunteer, serving in numerous local and area roles working with collegiate members from 2004-2016.
Dr. Hughes resides in McPherson, Kansas, with her Great Pyrenees, Maggie.
Janeen Judah (Texas A&M)
Janeen was initiated into the Epsilon Kappa chapter at Texas A&M University and has served as the Bylaws chair for both Fraternity and Foundation since 1994. She is a past member of National Council and a past Foundation Trustee (1990-94). Janeen served on the One Destiny campaign steering committee and is an 1852 member. Janeen holds engineering, MBA and law degrees and is a retired Chevron executive. She currently works as a corporate director for multi-billion public and private corporations and is on the board of several nonprofits. Janeen divides her time between Bryan/College Station and Houston, Texas and summers in Holland, Michigan. https://www.linkedin.com/in/janeenjudah/
Jennifer Rhatigan (Florida)
Jennifer was initiated into Alpha Nu Chapter at the University of Florida. She was a recipient of a Foundation scholarship and has been a loyal Foundation member throughout her career as an aerospace professional. She currently co-chairs the 1852 Society, is a member of the Fidelity Society and is a past chair of the Foundation Member Assistance Committee. In 2019, Jennifer was named a Phi Mu History Maker in the inaugural class of 19 Phi Mu women named to commemorate the 19th Amendment. Jennifer has served Phi Mu in volunteer roles, including Area Operations and Finance Director for the Alpha Area, Chapter Advisor for the Eta Sigma Chapter at the University of California—Merced and the National Women’s History Museum Alliance Leadership Team. Jennifer divides her time between California and Colorado. She is a passionate advocate and mentor for women in STEM, and currently serves on the North Carolina State University Engineering Foundation Board, as a founding member of the University of Florida Women Engineers Rise committee and as a member of AstraFemina.
Shannon Byrnes Weaver (Purdue)
Shannon was initiated into Delta Epsilon Chapter, Purdue University where she served as Philanthropy and Ritual Chairman. Following graduation, Shannon served Phi Mu as a Chapter Consultant for the 2003-2004 school year. In addition to active membership in the Broward County and Chicago Alumnae Chapters, she served as an Area Alumnae Director, assisted in colonizing several collegiate chapters, and served as Delta Epsilon Chapter Adviser, Membership and Panhellenic Adviser. Shannon was also awarded Purdue University’s Panhellenic Chapter Adviser of the Year in 2014. She has been a faithful member of Phi Mu Foundation including a long-time member of the 1852 Society and is a founding member of Legacy League. Shannon currently serves as a Trustee for Phi Mu Foundation and is a member of both the Development and Grants Committees. Shannon has extensive professional experience in personnel recruitment, cold calling, networking, sales, placement, and management. She is currently a Regional Vice President for Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC, with oversight of the Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY and Columbus, OH markets.