In 1970 Pat J. Bosco, initiated in December 1969, became the second member of the chapter to be elected president of the Kansas State student body.
When President Nixon gave the 4th Landon Lecture, Bosco
introduced him from the speaker's table amid scattered student protests.
The photos of Nixon and Bosco
made the national newspapers and television news.
When Pat Bosco graduated in 1971, he began his lifelong career as an administrator at Kansas State.
He also took time to serve as chapter advisor.
inspired guidance, and with the help of effective alumni corporation boards, the chapter grew stronger and provided an increased level of recognition to leading members.
Dr. Pat Bosco
volunteered as the national fraternity's leadership director.
For a decade, starting in 1978, he
wrote a regular column on the subject for the national magazine, facilitated training sessions, led seminars and gave talks on leadership.
At the national convention in 1983, both Bosco
and Loren Mall, who was then ending four years as president of the national fraternity, were awarded the Harvey Hebert leadership medal by ?SF.
At Dr. Bosco's
suggestion, Alpha Upsilon
started an annual telefund in 1983 to increase alumni contributions, using the money to upgrade the chapter house.
After 33 years as a top official at K-State, Dr. Pat Bosco's
welcoming and supportive nature permeated the entire college community, maintaining its place as one of the friendliest schools in the United States.
KSU students funded a courtyard outside the student union in 2004 and named it the Pat J. Bosco Student Plaza, just one of his
Dr. Pat Bosco was promoted to Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students in 2008.