Michael Ursillo

 
 

Michael Ursillo, BROWN 1978, accepted his bid to join Sigma Chi in March 1975, and was initiated into the Beta Nu chapter on Oct. 12 of that year. As an undergraduate, Michael held many positions of leadership in the chapter, most notably Magister (pledge trainer) and Consul (president). After graduating, Ursillo was selected as a finalist for the International Balfour Award and almost immediately assumed a leadership role in the volunteer ranks when he was elected to the position of Grand Praetor of the North Atlantic province in 1979. The quality of his leadership was recognized quickly when he received the Edwin C. Fisher Grand Praetor of the Year Award in 1980. He served eight terms and retired from the position in 1995. In 1993 he was appointed to serve on the Fraternity's Long Range Planning Committee on which he served until 1997. Locally, Michael is a longtime member of the Providence Alumni Chapter, serving as its secretary from 1997 to 1998, its editor from 1999 to 2000 and as president from 2002 to 2012. In addition, he has been a long-time member of the Brown University chapter's Beta Nu House Corporation, having previously served it as vice president and secretary, and helped guide the Delta Sigma chapter toward re-installation as a member of its chapter advisor's board since 2007. He has attended Balfour Leadership Training Workshop as a facilitator or advisor on numerous occasions, and received the Carlisle Award in 1995, which recognized him as the event's most outstanding facilitator. Beyond Balfour LTW, Ursillo has facilitated countless other leadership retreats and workshops within the Fraternity over the years. With a passion for helping improve the quality of the Fraternity's leadership curriculum offerings, he served as a member of the General Fraternity's Leadership Training Board from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2009 to 2011, in addition to serving two terms as its chairman from 2001 to 2005. Michael was also instrumental in the development and implementation of Sigma Chi's Cornerstone program, serving as a member of its operating board, regional coordinator and curriculum trainer for many years, as well as its chairman from 2007 to 2011. In 1998, in recognition of his exemplary service to the Fraternity, Michael was inducted into the Order of Constantine, the highest honor that a member of the Fraternity can receive. He was tagged to serve as the Order of Constantine's president from 2009 to 2011. Michael's term on the Executive Committee began with his election as the committee's alumnus-at-large representative at the 2011 Grand Chapter in Dallas, Texas and continues following his election to the position of Grand Pro Consul at the 79th Grand Chapter in Washington, DC in 2013. He currently chairs the Fraternity's Chapter and Member Accountability Committee.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1978. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Boston University School of Law in 1981, and has been a practicing attorney ever since. Since 1996, Ursillo has been a managing partner at Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch Ltd., where he specializes in municipal and business law. Bringing more than 30 years of legal expertise and countless hours of leadership development experience, he is a valued member of the Executive Committee. He lives in Wakefield, R.I., with his wife, Diane.

Immediate Past Grand Consul
Michael Ursillo
BROWN 1978