(February, 2016) – David L. Grady, Ph.D 

Since 1987, Dr. David L. Grady (Beta Alpha, ‘86) has served in a several positions with Order of Omega including Editor, International Vice President and is currently the International President.

A Mississippi native, Grady earned a BBA in Banking & Finance from Mississippi State University.  He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Administration, Planning & Social Policy from Harvard University.  Grady was hired at the University of Alabama in 1985 as an assistant director of student life, a position he held until 1988.

Between 1988 – 1992, while pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, Grady served as university ombudsman and interim student development specialist.

Grady joined the University of Iowa in 1992 as director of the Office of Campus Programs and Student Activities. He was named director of University Life Centers in 1998 and served in that position and subsequently as assistant vice president and associate vice president of University Life Centers until 2009 when he was appointed as the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students.

In June 2015, Grady was appointed as the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama.

A visionary student affairs leader with more than 25 years’ of progressive experience working at public research universities, Grady is an advocate for students from diverse backgrounds and with different needs.  A member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Grady is a steadfast supporter of the fraternal movement.

Grady is married to Marsha Grady (former National President of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity) and is the proud father of two University of Alabama students.



Numerous opportunities exist for alumni to share their personal and professional experiences with the chapters collegiate by conducting professional development workshops (resume writing, interview skills, financial planning), attending chapter events, assisting with ritual ceremonies or just being a mentor. Many of these opportunities require a limited investment of time, while offering a significant reward.

Please complete the Alumni Volunteer Registration Form and send it to HQ:

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For specific information on any of the above opportunities, contact Mike Taddesse, Director of Membership & Chapter Services at (817) 265-4074 or