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09/21/2018

President Dan Mahony Inducted Into Pi Kappa Alpha’s Order of the West Range

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 Established in 1986, the Order of the West Range recognizes outstanding alumni of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity for achievement in their careers, service to society or service to the fraternity.
 The Order of the West Range noted Mahony’s high research volume in the areas of sport consumer behavior and intercollegiate athletics, with more than 60 published articles in various reference journals, several book chapters and one book.

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — Winthrop University President Dan Mahony was inducted into the Pi Kappa Alpha Order of the West Range at the organization’s international convention in July.

Established in 1986, the Order of the West Range recognizes outstanding alumni of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity for achievement in their careers, service to society or service to the fraternity. This honor is bestowed every other year to a select group of men representing government, business, entertainment, sports and many other fields.

“It’s a great honor to be inducted into the Order of the West Range,” Mahony said. “Looking at the list of past honorees and their extraordinary achievements, I feel humbled to be included in this esteemed group. It was an extremely enjoyable experience, and made even better because I was able to celebrate it with my family and friends.”

Mahony became Winthrop’s 11th president on July 1, 2015. One of his first major accomplishments was establishing the Winthrop Plan, Winthrop’s strategy to become a national model for a student-centered university experience.

Prior to Winthrop, Mahony served as dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University and as a sport management faculty member and administrator at the University of Louisville.

The Order of the West Range noted Mahony’s high research volume in the areas of sport consumer behavior and intercollegiate athletics, with more than 60 published articles in various reference journals, several book chapters and one book. He’s also a member of the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame at West Virginia University and received a diversity award at Kent State University, which is now named for him.

Mahony earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Virginia Tech; a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University; and a Ph.D. in sport management from Ohio State.

Previous Order of the West Range inductees include esteemed author Stephen Covey, CNN anchor Bob Losure and country music star Tim McGraw. For a full listing of previous inductees, visit www.pikes.org/OWR.

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