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The James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents’ Leadership Academy is an intensive leadership development program which challenges brothers to create positive change in their chapters and communities by equipping them with the necessary tools and skills. Presidents can network with their peers from across the country, develop a plan for chapter/colony success and grow as leaders who can effectively manage peers. 

  • Opportunity to connect with chapter presidents enabling sharing of best practices and solutions to common problems.

  • Presidents define actions which reflect four core tenants of the ZBT Credo and Mission.

  • Attendees strengthen ability to articulate personal leadership and management styles.

  • Attendees identify the steps to create positive organizational change.

  • Attendees participate in the Gallup organization’s StrengthsFinder assessment to begin identifying how to build strong, well-balanced teams.

James (Jim) E. Greer, Jr., Beta Pi (California State University - Long Beach) ’64

Brother Greer is a 1964 graduate from the Beta Pi Chapter at California State University - Long Beach, where he was a Chapter President. Among his many accomplishments as an undergraduate, he was among the group of eight undergraduates and four alumni who created and instituted the Credo of ZBT. He worked for the Fraternity for 37 years, retiring as Executive Vice President Emeritus.


In his time on staff, Brother Greer saw ZBT through a period of great change for the fraternal world. He advocated ZBT’s entry into non-pledging as a move to eliminate hazing and provided strong leadership through the years of change that followed. He is a past president of the Fraternity Executives Association, an NIC Gold Medal Award Winner in 2013 and serves as the namesake for ZBT’s Presidents’ Leadership Academy.

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