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South Central Region

Established: 1924
First Regional Director: Clara Dugan
First Regional Conference:

Geography Today
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas

First Undergraduate Chapter Chartered
Phi (Wiley College); 1924

First Graduate Chapter Chartered
Alpha Beta Omega (New Orleans, LA); 1927

Undergraduate & Graduate Chapters at Creation
Undergraduate – 1

1930s AKA Houston

Undergraduate & Graduate Chapters Today
Undergraduate – 55
Graduate – 72

Region Highlights

  • Host to 7 Boules
  • Home of 3 International Presidents: Julia B. Purnell, 16th Supreme Basileus; Mattelia B. Grays, 18th Supreme Basileus; Faye B. Bryant, 21st Supreme Basileus
  • Hosted first Boule in the Southwest
  • Hosted first Boule with a commitment of space in major chain hotel—a breakthrough by a predominately African American group in the drive for equal accommodations in a Southern city
  • Site of recognition of 2nd Supreme Basileus Green as first 75-year member

Regional Directors

Clara Dugan
Lois Davis Tyrus
M. Viola Butler Taylor
Olivetta Jones Morgan
Connie Y. Conner
Zephie C. Brooks
Olive Durden Brown
Eugene B. Long
Odalie S. McDonald
V. Besselle Atwell
Odalie S. McDonald
Mattelia B. Grays
Faye B. Bryant
Mary L. Williams
Deralyn Riles Davis
Dorothy S. Johnson
Mamie L. McKnight
Jewel M. Thomas
Jacqueline Dansby
Carmelita C. Smith
Polly Sparks Turner
Shirley R. Fisher
Tari T. Bradford


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