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Chapter Advisor David Kline '64 Receives Sigma Chi's Highest HonorWho could ask for a better chapter advisor for a group of young men ready to learn and lead? At Sigma Chi, we have just the brother. A mix of Army commander, with tours in Vietnam and Cambodia, and professional leadership consultant, Chapter Advisor David Kline ’64 has been named a 2014 inductee into the Order of Constantine.

A State College resident and chapter advisor for the past 13 years, Dave is happy, as he says, to “stay where the rubber meets the road. When I moved back to State College, I walked through the house with a few other alumni brothers. Not one undergraduate introduced himself to us. I decided then and there that I could help teach our actives about conduct, management of the house and leadership.”

In those 13 years, Dave has seen the undergraduate chapter more than double in size, fully embrace the Sigma Chi ritual, reach the top five-percent in key categories (academics, IM, THON) and focus on building the brotherhood and a sense of respect.

“I go to every chapter meeting,” he explains. “Our national fraternity has communicated that it wants to be the preeminent leadership fraternity in the Greek world. Our chapter does a lot to meet this goal – to develop young leaders. That is my job.”

Born in a small rural town 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dave spent four years at Penn State where he majored in secondary education with a minor in biology. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army and spent the next 22 years serving as an infantry and quartermaster officer with assignments in several countries and within the United States.

During his military career, he served as a platoon leader and company commander with the 82nd Airborne Division; as a staff officer and commander with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam; and as an airborne advisor in Cambodia. His increasing responsibility included battalion command and serving as an instructor in the ROTC department at Northern Michigan University as well as being a leadership instructor at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Along the way, he earned two master degrees in management and leadership.

After retiring, Dave and his wife, Sandy, purchased a family resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. After successfully improving and enhancing the business over 14 years, they sold the resort and moved to State College, Pa. Dave and Sandy have three children and six grandchildren. Cory, the oldest, is a major in the U.S. Army; Greg is a computer manager specializing in cyber security with IBM; and LeAnne teaches English at a university in Denmark.

When not working with our Alpha Chi Chapter, Dave serves as a leadership consultant through Leadership Flight School. Additionally, he owns and manages several residential properties, hunts and fishes. He can often be found on a stream or using his boat at Raystown Lake where he and Sandy often enjoy recreational boating trips.

Congratulations to Brother Kline. Brothers can send their notes of congratulations to Dave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..