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New Board Members Announced for Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation


The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is pleased to introduce two new members of the Board: Lou Tharp (Butler) and Bo L. Gebbie (Evansville). They both joined the board in 2017 and bring a diverse amount of experience, all of which will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its mission to the Fraternity.


Tharp co-founded and acted as the initial funder for CreakyJoints, an international service organization for people suffering from arthritis. Lou also co-founded Global Healthy Living Foundation and TGI Healthworks, and is currently serving as CEO for both organizations.


In 2005, Tharp became the first openly-gay coach at the U.S. Military Academy, where he coached swimming for the West Point Triathlon team. Lou is also a competitive swimmer. He has won nine World Masters, Gay Games and OutGames gold, silver and bronze medals. From 2003 to 2008, he served on the board of visitors for the College of Business at Butler University, where he earned a B.S. and a B.A. in Journalism.


Gebbie joined Evolving Solutions in January, 2017 as the Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the sales, pre-sales services, post-sales consulting and marketing pillars within the organization.  Prior to this, he was an executive at the IBM Corporation.  Bo earned a finance degree from the University of Evansville and an MBA from Creighton University.  He serves as the president of the board of Nebraska Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), chairperson of the University of Evansville Board of Visitors and on the Hanscom Park Church finance board.


The Educational Foundation also recognizes outgoing board members, Chad E. Cline (Texas Christian) and Edward C.A. Forsberg (Georgia). All members of the Educational Foundation expresses their deepest gratitude for the many contributions these men have provided in their years of service. To see a full list of our board and their biographies, please click here.


The mission of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is to fund, develop and support values-based educational programs and activities which will inspire a life time of personal growth, leadership service and deep fraternal relationships. To learn more about the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation and how you can support its mission, please visit: https://www.lambdachi.org/give/.