Alpha Delta Kappa Association for men was founded at the 1961 Alpha
Delta Kappa International Convention in Denver, Colorado by J. Ernest
Hill, Alabama and Thomas H. Neal, Sr., Missouri.
J. Ernest Hill was elected the Association's first president. In his
address, the new president said, "The objectives of this organization
are stated in part as follows: 'to assist and aid one of the most
outstanding groups of people in our country,' which, of course, means
the ladies of Alpha Delta Kappa."
At that same Convention, the Association passed a resolution recognizing
Alabama Beta Chapter for its contribution in forming the Alpha Delta