RPA Kappa Spotlight: Meet Brother Henry Irby

By December 1, 2018RPA Spotlight

Brother Henry Irby is a Washington D.C. native who attended McKinley Technical High School. After graduating in 1963, he enrolled at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Central State in 1967, Brother Irby was drafted by the US Army during the Vietnam War where he served in Europe for two years.

He was initiated into the Philadelphia (PA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi on April 2, 1976, and has been a member in good standing since day one, which includes life membership for over 40 years. In addition to being affiliated with the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, Irby has had affiliations with the Dallas (TX) and Alpharetta/ Smyrna (GA) Alumni Chapters.

In his 11th year as a member of RPA, Brother Irby has served on the Chapter Board of Directors, Guide Right Foundation Board, Chapter Nomination Chairman, Political Action Chairman, Achievement Committee Member, and Guide Right Committee Member for RPA and the Mighty Southwestern Province.

Professionally, Brother Irby has 37 years of service in management, working in the following business segments:

• Construction
• Industrial/Commercial
• On/Off Highway
• Mining/Agriculture
• Marine/Railroad

Brother Irby retired in 2008 and has been married to his silhouette, Darlene, for 39 years.