Kekoa Giron: Delta Sigma Pi President

This week's celeb is Kekoa Giron. He is a senior majoring in business management and this year's president of the professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. He's been involved with organization for the last two years but became president in May of 2014. Check out what he had to say about his experience!

Did you always want to become president?

I aspired to become president around a month before the election. There were other positions that I had in mind, like our Vice President of Pledge Education position, in charge of teaching our new pledge class in the new semester, or even our Senior Vice President position, in charge of recruitment. Our chapter here for DSP is called Rho Chi Chapter, and we are relatively new, about 2 and half years old now, so many pledge classes actually know the founders of our chapter here. Founders are the Alphas class, who got DSP started here at UH Manoa. I asked a lot of Alpha class brothers their thoughts on me leading our chapter, and they made me believe in myself. They knew I had a surging passion for our business fraternity, so they knew I would give my heart and soul to lead my brothers. I stepped up and ran for it.

What's been the best part about leading DSP?

Without hesitation, I can say that these people, who have become my brothers through Delta Sigma Pi, make it all worth it. It is one thing to lead a group of people who just join a club for connections, but with DSP, everyone has a genuine care of the welfare of the chapter, so it makes it worth serving them as President. When I first pledged for DSP, I didn’t think I would hang out with half the people in my pledge class, but presently, they have all become my family and have my back always.

What's been the hardest part?

Being able to handle everything at once can be difficult. There are over 50 brothers, including my executive committee, which consists of 15 of us total, so there are many variables that go into making sure everyone is on their tasks and are motivated to take care of them efficiently.

How do you think this will help/ has helped you in other areas of your life?

My freshman year, I was definitely not on the right track with my priorities. DSP gave me all my professional and leadership skills. I always had leadership potential, but DSP gave me that boost that I’ve been waiting for all my life. I used to dislike giving presentations in front of large groups of people, now I do it at least two times a week. DSP is growing the leaders of not only Hawaii, but I’m positive we will have leaders who come out of this chapter that shape the world. DSP changed my college career through not only its professional value, but it made my college life here at Hawaii truly one of a kind.