August 1, 2021

I am humbled to serve as the Southern Province Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. As a son of the Southern Province, this is surely one of the proudest moments in my life. I would like to thank Grand Polemarch Reuben A. Shelton III, Esq. for entrusting me with the responsibility of guiding the Southern Province at this pivotal moment. In addition, it is with a deep sense of gratitude that I acknowledge Brother Bertram K. Orum, the 10th Southern Province Polemarch, for his esteemed leadership of this Province for the last six years.


The Grand Polemarch has clearly articulated the theme of his Administration as: Brother to Brother, Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges. It is my sincere desire that the Southern Province aligns our efforts with the Grand Polemarch’s theme. To that end, I would like all brothers of the Southern Province to embrace our theme of: Achievement is What We Do! Every chapter and every brother throughout the Southern Province should keep Achievement is What We Do in mind as we work to fulfill the Fraternity’s strategic initiatives. For example, as we increase student literacy through Room to Read, mentor young children with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and ensure our brothers who served in the Armed Forces have adequate resources and information with our Military and Veteran Affairs work, we do so while placing emphasis on our ability, and natural inclination to be men of achievement. We do this, not for our own satisfaction, but so that our work speaks for us, and we make an enduring mark on our Province, for years to come.


I look forward to continuing to work with you and serving the Southern Province and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. We will do this together because Achievement is What We Do!


Yours in the Bond,



Chauncy E. Haynes
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