July 2023 — The Order of Omega Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Order of Omega headquarters the Kent L. Gardner Order of Omega International Headquarters in honor of Dr. Kent L. Gardner. Dr. Gardner served as the first International President from 1971 – 1984. He was then named the Executive Director and served in that capacity until 2012 when he assumed the role of Executive Director Emeritus.
The International Headquarters was officially opened in July 2006. As a result, he leaves an enduring legacy of leadership, vision, and dedication — in short, he leaves a defining legacy for Order of Omega. Currently, Order of Omega has chartered over 580 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, initiated almost 300,000 members and awarded almost two million dollars in scholarships and fellowships.
Dr. Gardner’s guidance provided the foundation for Order of Omega to continue to recognize fraternity men and women for their strong leadership, commitment to academic excellence, and service to their campus and communities.