National Council

Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority is governed by the National Convention and the National Council. The Convention serves as the legislative branch of the sorority and is comprised of each voting member of National Council and delegates from each chapter and the corresponding alumnae associations. The Convention is the final ruling party in judicial matters and meets biennially.

The National Council is composed of nine voting members and two non-voting advisors. It acts as the executive and judiciary body of the sorority. National Council meets biannually to review the affairs of the sorority, implement additional programming, adjust regulations and execute judiciary matters.

Council Officers

Becky Caldwell
National President

Arkansas - Kappa

Becky Caldwell is an alumna and founding member of the Arkansas-Kappa chapter.  She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, with a minor in math, in August 2003 and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law with her juris doctorate in May 2006.  She has previously served on the 13th and 14th National Councils as Vice President of Standards.

Ms. Caldwell currently works for Garmin in Munich, Germany, as its European Data Protection Officer and Legal Counsel.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, learning German, and scrolling through animal accounts on Instagram. 

The President presides over all National Council and National Convention meetings and directs and oversees the work of the National Council. She is the official national leader and spokesperson of the Sorority and has the power to appoint committees, call special meetings and designate a spokesperson in her absence. The President or her designated representative serves as an ex-officio member on the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Board of Directors.

Suzanne Gagnon
Vice President of Standards

Suzanne Gagnon

The Vice President of Standards presides in the absence of the President and aids the President in any way deemed necessary. She is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the Constitution, Bylaws and Policies, Ritual, regulations and precedents of the Sorority. The Vice President of Standards receives all proposals for consideration at National Council and National Convention meetings, submits proposals on behalf of the National Council and oversees the adoption of approved proposals. She oversees all legal and insurance issues.

Stacey Horvitz
Vice President of Communications


Vice President of Communications Stacey Horvitz is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh-Zeta Chapter, where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  She previously served as Chapter President, Convention Planning Committee member, Nominating Committee member, and VP of Finance for the Zeta Chapter Alumnae Association.  Professionally, she is a Project Engineer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  She currently lives outside of Philadelphia, PA.

The Vice President of Communications records and distributes minutes of National Council meetings and National Convention meetings and distributes the minutes of all National committee meetings. She oversees all communications including the creation and updating of Sorority publications and publicity materials including the newsletter, website, and social media, and the news-release packages.

Alexandria Caliguire
Vice President of Finance


Alexandria Caliguire is an alumna of The University of Toledo-Delta Chapter, where she graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Alex previously served on National Council as VP of Collegiate Affairs on the 14th National Council. Alex is currently traveling as a Project Engineer for RoviSys. At the time of this Bio she resides in Boxborough, MA.

The Vice President of Finance oversees all national purchases and payments; presents bills to members, chapters, colonies and alumnae organizations; and keeps a record of all national receipts and expenditures. She prepares and distributes annual budgets for review at National Council and National Convention meetings and prepares and distributes monthly reports on the financial status of the Sorority to the National Council.

Cara Redding
Vice President of Collegiate Affairs


Vice President of Collegiate Affairs, Cara Redding, is an alumna of the University of Connecticut-Theta Chapter.  She graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is pursuing a MS in Project Management through the Penn State University.  Cara previously served as Treasurer and Social Chair of the Theta chapter, as well as the Regional Field Director of the East-1 Region.  Professionally, Cara is a Design Engineer at Pratt & Whitney, supporting the PW1100G and PW1400G fleets.

The Vice President of Collegiate Affairs is the primary liaison for active chapters and chapter advisors to the National Council. She is responsible for maintaining communication with chapters in order to effectively represent them to the National Council. The Vice President of Collegiate Affairs maintains status reports on each chapter and its membership. She or her designated representative is to visit with each chapter.

Mona Kim
Vice President of Alumnae Affairs


Mona Kim is an alumna of the University of California, San Diego-Chi Chapter, where she graduated with a BA in Cognitive Science. She previously served as Sr. Alumna Advisor for the UCSD-Chi Chapter, Board Member and VP of Publicity of the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation, and Regional Field Director for the West 2 Region. Professionally, she is a UX Designer based in Los Angeles, CA.

The Vice President of Alumnae Affairs is the primary liaison between alumnae organizations and the National Council. She is to help continuously improve the alumnae organizations by providing the alumnae members with resources and fostering sorority ideals.

Kate Pellett
Vice President of Expansion

Penn State University, Behrend - Alpha Iota

Kate Pellett is an alumnae of the Alpha Iota chapter. She graduated with a degree in Plastics Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in December of 2017. She is the founding member, and acted as President, Vice President, Philanthropy Chair, coached greek week and was Vice President of Panhel. Professionally, she is a Technical Development Engineer at Peacock Colors in Chicago, Illinois. 

The Vice President of Expansion coordinates and implements expansion efforts. She may also be the primary representative of Phi Sigma Rho to a national governing body.

Kathleen Vijaywergiya
Vice President of Programming

Ohio State-Beta

Vice President of Programming Kathleen M. Vijaywergiya is an alumna of The Ohio State University Beta chapter where she graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA in Management from Baldwin Wallace University. She previously served at the collegiate level as chapter president, new member educator and historian. Professionally, she is an Enterprise Technical Quality Consultant at Progressive Insurance utilizing her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification. Kathleen lives in Independence, OH with her husband and 2 boys.

The Vice President of Programming coordinates the implementation of Sorority programs and the educational and leadership training for members. She oversees programs and training for philanthropy, scholarship and other member development programs.

Nichole Aquino
Vice President of Membership


Vice President of Membership Nichole Aquino is an alumna of the University of Connecticut-Theta Chapter, from which she graduated in 2015 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has previously served as a member of the National Ritual Committee and as Alumna Advisor for the University of Connecticut-Theta Chapter. Professionally, she is a Mechanical Design Engineer at Pratt & Whitney. Nichole currently lives in West Hartford, CT. 

The Vice President of Membership oversees all aspects relating to recruitment, new membership education, merchandising and trademarks, and rituals. She serves to maintain that the spirit of Phi Sigma Rho is represented appropriately at all times.

Lindsay Gelorme
National Council Advisor

Case Western - Omicron

Lindsay Gelorme was initiated into Phi Sigma Rho in the Fall of 2003 as an Alpha Class member of the Case Western Reserve University - Omicron Chapter. Ms. Gelorme graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. She previously served as VP of Communications on the 11th National Council, National President of the 13th National Council and National Advisor for the 14th National Council.

Ms. Gelorme currently resides in Lancaster, PA and works for Armstrong World Industries as the Technical Services Manager at the Marietta, PA plant. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends & family, and traveling.

The National Council Advisor serves as a mentor and aids in transition. She also serves as the chair of the Nomination Committee and have other duties and responsibilities as determined by the President or National Council.