News from the Board

 by Kris Wright,  Board of Trustees Member, TBΣ |

[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #0099FF;”]T[/dropcap]he Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees welcomed two new members this year. Lisa Croston was elected to the BOT this summer at the National Convention in Colorado Springs. The second open seat on the BOT was left open at the end of convention, prompting a nation-wide search for candidates. After completing the application and interview process, Kris Wright was chosen to join the Board. Both women are excited to lend their time and talents to this position, and look forward to becoming integrated into the National leadership team.

Lisa Croston

Lisa Croston was initiated into the Alpha Chapter at Oklahoma State University in November, 1985.  She is a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma and a member of the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association.  During her active membership she served in several positions including chapter president and three years on the Southwest District Council, two terms as president.  Lisa served as National Secretary for the 1995-1997 biennium and National Vice President for Special Projects for the 1999-2001 biennium.  Lisa currently serves as National Historian and Chair of the National History and Archives Committee.

Lisa graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Sociology and has worked for the Seretean Wellness Center at Oklahoma State University since January, 1991.  She is the Coordinator of Sponsored Programs where she is the Chief Fiscal Officer for over twenty different Sponsored Programs totaling over three million dollars.  She also coordinates the Wellness Center’s Residential Care Administrators Certification Program for Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities.

Lisa resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma with her husband, Dale and their son Jared.  She is the Chair of the Special Events Committee for the OSU Alumni Band Association and a member of the Stillwater Community Band.  She is also very involved in her community where she serves as Secretary on the Parkview Home Owner’s Association Board as well as Treasurer of the local Cub Scout Pack.  In her spare time, Lisa is a Certified Balloon Artist and the owner of a small business, Plan It Events, which specializes in event planning, wedding coordination and custom balloon décor.

Lisa can be contacted at

Kris Wright

Kris Joins the Board of Trustees after recently retiring from a 9-year term as Western District Counselor. Initiated into the Omega chapter at the University of Arizona, Kris’s focus in TBΣ has been building education and ceremony into all levels of the Sisterhood. As chapter Historian she worked to document and preserve the activities of the chapter and to bring special attention to the performance of degrees. As WD VPSP, she created the first joint ceremony for the West with the assistance of several chapters who donated their own local ceremonies. As Counselor Kris was an advocate for students and advisor for the WD council. She also assembled the national Memorial Ceremony during the 2001 – 2003 biennium.

Kris graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Master’s degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation.

After working as a hiking and biking guide for many years at Miraval Resort, Kris is now working as the Programs Coordinator, taking care of the details of running an in-house recreation program inside a world-class resort and spa.  When not at work she can often be found hiking in the desert with her awesome dog Emma. Kris can be contacted at

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