Portland real estate professional Barclay Grayson holds a bachelor of science in management and marketing from the University of Oregon. A member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in college, Barclay Grayson received the Sorenson Man of the Year Award in recognition of his campus involvement and outstanding achievement.
Founded in 1839 at Miami University in Ohio, Beta Theta Pi has become known for its pioneering entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to hosting several annual conferences and conventions, the fraternity offers the opportunity for chapter and colony presidents to attend a three-day training program at the fraternity’s founding site in Oxford, Ohio. The Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy (CPLA) involves three days of intense personal development, designed to support leaders in strengthening their principles and abilities as well as developing strategies for chapter success.
Endowed by the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation, the training reviews chapter expectations and facilitates networking among university professionals and fraternity volunteers. In the past, the program has received the Excellence in Educational Programming Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors and the Most Outstanding Use of a Foundation Grant Award from the North American Interfraternity Conference.