About This Office
The duty of the Grand President shall be to call meetings of the Grand Council and the Executive Council to order at the appointed time; to preside at such meetings; to preserve order and decorum; to assess fines; to enforce the Constitution and the Bylaws; to act in all ways as the Chief Executive of the Fraternity; to represent the Fraternity on the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute; and to deliver to that person’s successor all the documents and property belonging to the office. The Grand President may appoint Project Directors to 1-year terms to achieve the Fraternity’s goals.
Traci K. Thompson, PharmD, BCPS
Traci is a born and raised Texan. She grew up in the South Plains area of Texas surrounded by cotton fields. She had no idea what she wanted to be when she grew up, and when filling out her application for college had to select a profession of interest. Her dad said “Why not pharmacy?” and so the box was checked and the rest is history. Traci went across the state to Texas A&M University to get her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and graduated in 2001. She worked at the TAMU Veterinary School Large Animal Hospital Pharmacy during undergrad and after being accepted into The University of Texas College of Pharmacy she decided she needed to learn about human drugs and began working at Walgreens. She pledged Phi Delta Chi with Lambda Chapter in 2001 and was initiated that fall.
Traci served Lambda as WKRS and WCC. She attended her first Regional Conference in Amarillo in 2002 and her first Grand Council in Minnesota in 2003. Traci attended her first Southcentral Regional Founders’ Day in Texas in 2002 and has currently attended for 14 years. She was WCC when Lambda hosted SC Regional Conference in 2004, and has continued to find ways to attend LDS, and GC post-graduation. Traci served as Texas Alumni Chapter President from 2009-2011. Traci was asked to serve on the National Alumni Constitution and Bylaws Committee in 2011. She previously served the fraternity as Southcentral Regional Director for Alumni Affairs from 2011-2013 before being elected as Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs at the 69th Grand Council in Omaha, NE. Traci worked from 2013-2015 to increase alumni relations and structure with the RDAA Team. At the 70th Grand Council, she presented, on behalf of the National Alumni Constitution & Bylaws Committee, a total of 15 constitution changes affecting our alumni affairs and operations. All proposed changes were approved except for two. Traci also chartered two new alumni chapters during her term. To continue her service to the Fraternity on a greater level, she chose to run as Grand President in 2015. She looks forward to serving the Fraternity over the next two years with the newly elected Executive Council.