Kevin S. Kaplan, past International President (Worthy Grand Master 2003-05) of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, was inducted into the prestigious Kappa Sigma Hall of Honor on July 25 during its 70th Biennial Grand Conclave at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kaplan is the 20th overall inductee into the Hall of Honor, and one of only five living inductees. He joins distinguished alumni such as past U.S. Senators Robert J. Dole and John G. Tower, aerospace pioneer Willard F. Rockwell, Jr., and revered college Chancellor and President Dr. John W. Ryan, along with the five original founding fathers of the organization.
“It was his leadership that helped Kappa Sigma rise from sixth place to atop the fraternal world, which today ranks number one in pledging, initiates and chapters,” said Worthy Grand Master Hugh M. Robert at the presentation. “Literally, thousands more have been given the gift of Kappa Sigma brotherhood because of Kevin Kaplan.”
Kaplan is a 1982 initiate of the Theta-Zeta Chapter at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been an active volunteer for over 30 years, serving as International President and Vice President, Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund Trustee, Alumni Development and Recruitment & Expansion Commissioners.
“In addition to our highly successful Champion Quest recruitment initiative, Kevin was instrumental in establishing our Greater Cause charitable program, Brothers in Action membership development program, Kappa Sigma Fellows program, and spearheaded the construction of our 25,000 square foot Kappa Sigma International Headquarters,” said Mitchell B. Wilson, Executive Director. “He has left an indelible mark, forever changing Kappa Sigma for the better.”
Professionally, Kaplan serves as CEO of Coaching Charities, a foundation management company and Promotion Dynamics, a sports marketing firm, both based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also been inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Hall of Fame (1996), the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame (1993 Promotion of the Year) and recently honored with the 2015 Black College Football Hall of Fame Founders Award.