Karen Rabb, MSN, RN, CCRA

Middlesouth Regional Director
Xi Phi Chapter, Dallas, Texas

The Middlesouth Region is one of five (5) Regions of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated.  Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is an international nonprofit service organization, which was chartered in 1932 at Freedmen’s Hospital, now Howard University Hospital, in Washington, D.C.  The current theme of the Sorority is “Developing healthy communities through advocacy, collaboration, education, leadership, research, and service.” 

The Middlesouth Region was organized on April 30, 1965.  The first regional meeting was held on that date at the Houstonaire Motor Hotel in Houston, Texas.  Mary Lois Watkins, of Zeta Chi Chapter was the first elected Regional Director after the formal organization of the region.  Upsilon Chapter (inactive) was the first chapter to be chartered in the Middlesouth Region.  States in the region include:  Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The Middlesouth Region currently has 10 graduate chapters and five undergraduate chapters. 

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