Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, along with fellow members of Sigma Pi Phi (known as the Boulé),will be at the White House on Wed., Oct. 22 to discuss initiatives and opportunities for young men of color, juvenile justice reform and the affordable health care act. Vincent is the chair of the Sigma Pi Phi Grand Social Action Committee. The fraternity, which has more than 5,000 members including African American leaders from across the nation, currently has a partnership with The University of Texas at Austin to establish exceptional mentoring programs for young men of color.
The group will first meet with Attorney General Eric Holder, followed by a meeting with Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, who heads the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for the White House; Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity at Domestic Policy Council Roy Austin, and Public Engagement Advisor Heather Foster.
Other Boulé members in attendance will include Grand Sire Archon James Cole, Grand Sire Archon-Elect Wesley Coleman, Grand Grammateus-Executive Secretary Samuel Bacote III, and Archons Dennis W. Archer, Elijah Cummings, Edward W. Gray Jr., Jerlando F. Jackson, Michael Lenoir, Spencer Overton, and Bobby Scott. Vincent is also the Sire Archon-Elect for the Western Region of Sigma Pi Phi.