Kappa Psi Omega - Our Chapter History

Kappa Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.® was chartered on May 15, 1976 in Madison, Wisconsin. Its charter members were Alicia Allen, Barbara Archia, Marie Best, Bobbie Curtis, I. Lorraine Davis, Lessie Fort, Rebecca Graves, Linn Hairston, Darlene Hancock, Diane Hendrix, Frances Huntley-Cooper, Miriam Keller, Cynthia Knox, Lucia Sernorma Mitchell, Bettie Peevy, Velma J. Ritcherson, Betty Rowe, Ethel Swonigan, Laura Turner, and Mary Wilburn. 


In 1977 under the leadership of the first president, Barbara Ann Posey Archia, Kappa Psi Omega chapter launched two programs--a 2-day Career and Skills Workshop for minority high school students and their parents and the Fashion Show Luncheon held at Madison's Edgewater Hotel. At that event, 4 deserving high school seniors received scholarships.


Over the past 17 years, Kappa Psi Omega has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving area minority high school seniors.


In April 1991 Kappa Psi Omega chapter hosted the 57th Central Regional Conference. On April 2012 the chapter hosted the 78th Central Regional Conference at Madison's beautiful Monona Terrace with over 1400 members in attendance.



Our Officers

Kappa Psi Omega Chapter is governed by the Constitution and ByLaws of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. We elect officers biennally through a democratic process of nomination and one member one vote. Each of our officers is an active, engaged member of our local chapter, the region, and international programs.
Meet our officers.


Past Presidents

Barbara P.Archia*

Theresa Sanders

T. Ella Strother

Michelle Bledsoe

Theresa Sanders

Linda Gordon

Theresa Sanders

Alfie Breland

Eleanor Higgins

T. Ella Strother

Marcia Lovett

Theresa Sanders

Frances Huntley-Cooper

Gloria Ladson-Billings

LaKesha Bozeman

Nichelle Nichols

Stephanie Bradley-Wilson


1976 – 1978

1979 – 1982

1983 – 1986

1987 – 1988

1989 -  1990

1991 – 1992

1993 – 1996

1997  (Limited term)

1997 – 2000

2001 – 2004

2005 – 2006

2007 – 2008

2009 – 2012

2013 – 2016

2017 – 2018

2018 – 2022

2023 - present




Community Supporters and Partners

Kappa Psi Omega chapter is able to do its work in the greater Madison community with the help of various community supporters and partners including: Group Health Cooperative, the South Central Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, State Farm Insurance, 100 Black Men of Madison, Madison College, Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, UW Credit Union, Urban League of Greater Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison, City of Fitchburg, The Capital City Hues, Madison Times, UMOJA Magazine, and other area Divine Nine organizations.


To fulfill our mission members participate in a variety of committees both operational and programmatic.  

To the Committees.