(New Orleans) — President Marvalene Hughes, faculty, staff and students will host a reception in honor of alumna, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre for her new appointment as national president of the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 6 to 8 pm on campus at 2601 Gentilly Blvd. in the Will W. Alexander Library. The event is one of many activities slated for Dillard’s homecoming week ~ November 8 -16.
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre is a 1976 Dillard alum who was elected unanimously, receiving over 800 votes, as the new and 24th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the organization’s 49th National Convention in Orlando, FL. Butler-McIntyre has been a member of the sorority for 35 years and held several local, regional and national offices.
A native of New Orleans, Butler-McIntyre was greatly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, but never stopped serving the Sorority. Butler-McIntyre is a self- proclaimed servant leader and says she serves her sisterhood, “because it is in my heart.” Butler-McIntyre was installed into office by civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height.
Butler-McIntyre received her Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education from Dillard University in 1976. She earned a Master of Education degree from the University of New Orleans at the age of 20. Butler-McIntyre also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from the Christian Bible College of Louisiana. She is currently employed as a personnel administrator for all classified employment for the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University as an organization dedicated to scholarship, sisterhood and public service. Today it has over 200,000 members and over 900 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic and educational development, international and political awareness, physical and mental health, and involvement to create its national programs.