The  Foundation's  mission


The affairs of the Alpha Upsilon Foundation are managed by the Officers and Executive Board and the Fraternity President (Polemarch). By enthusiastically supporting the mission and vision of The Alpha Upsilon  Foundation, the Officers and Executive Board play an integral role in governing the organization and ensuring the Alpha Upsilon Foundation’s ability to fulfill its mission.

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Michael Rankins

Past President

Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Fall 1978 Initiate 

34 Years of Federal Government Procurement and Contracts Experience. Subcontract Manager for a Department of Defense Contractor. Brother Rankins supports  Government Contracts all over the world and the United States.

Rance Williams


Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Spring 1981 Initiate | Life Member 

Has over 20 years as Military Intelligence and Military Police Officer with the USA Army (Retired). A diverse background of 35 yrs. that includes extensive knowledge in leadership, policy, procedures, organizational structure and training experience in private and public sectors. He has served as the Pres. of the Southfield School Board of Education. Bro. Williams has received numerous accolades, awards and honors for his service to our Country, State of Michigan, City of Southfield Mich. and his community.

Johnny Johnson


Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Fall 1978 Initiate 

With over 32 years as an Information Technology Professional and over 25 years as a Tax preparer, Bro. Johnson brings a combination of technical and business acumen. He currently works as a IT Project Manager for the Georgia Department of Human Services' Office of Information Technology as well as serve as CFO for Lees Atlanta Dental and Laboratories and is the Individual and Corporate tax preparer.Bro. Johnson and his wife Valerie have been married 25-years and have two kids, Miles and Maya.

Barry Johnson, Jr.


Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Fall 1991 Initiate 

Brother Johnson currently works as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative at Allergan, Inc. He also is an entrepreneur and holds positions on several nonprofit organizations. Barry and his wife Hope have been married over 20 years and have 3 children. 

Greg Anderson


Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Fall 1978 Initiate 

With over 30 years of State & Federal Law Enforcement (retired) experience, currently VP pharmaceutical industry. Bro. Anderson brings extensive knowledge in the areas of executive leadership, human capital and corporate compliance. He has received awards and accolades for his work with the Foundation with corporate sponsorships and fundraising

Byron L. Fox


Alpha Upsilon Foundation

Spring 1976 Initiate 

Bro. Fox worked 31 years for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before retiring in 2016.  He is a member of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni (AAYI) Chapter, and holds a position on their Board of Directors.  He is also a Northern Province "Brother of the Shield."  Additionally, Bro. Fox has chaired the AAYI Chapter's Black & White Ball and New Years Eve Affair, and has spearheaded other chapter initiatives. 

The Alpha Upsilon Foundation officers

Proudly serving the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated at Kentucky State University

Al Lockett • Board of Directors Member

Alpha Upsilon Foundation • Fall 1992 Initiate 

Brother Lockett has over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry  and is currently an executive sales specialist for Takeda Pharmaceuticals.  Al and his wife Frances have two daughters, Deven and Cameryn.  Al has served as the keeper of records and Polemarch of the Evansville Alumni chapter and is currently the chapter advisor for the University of Evansville. 

Earl F. Merrit • Board of Directors Member 

Alpha Upsilon Foundation  • Fall 1969 Initiate 

Brother Merritt currently serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University. Recipient of multiple awards for Fraternity, University and community service. He was a charter member of Bowling Green KY) Alumni Chapter and State College (PA) Alumni Association. He is a Grand Chapter and Northeastern Province life member plus the Northeastern Province Chairman for Chapter Advisors Training Cluster and Past Polemarch of Harrisburg (PA) Alumni Chapter.

Ron Tucker • Board of Directors Member 

 Alpha Upsilon Foundation  • Fall 1967 Initiate 

Brother Tucker originally from Indianapolis, Indiana served as Polemarch of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter from 1968-1969. He is a member of the Detroit Alumni Chapter and is a 50 year member. He has received the Theodore Owens Award (Highest Chapter Award for Service), and has served on many chapter committees.

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