Honoring Dr. J. Patrick Figley


It is with heavy hearts that Pi Kappa Phi shares the news that Dr. J. Patrick Figley, Chi (Stetson), passed away last week. Dr. Figley served Pi Kappa Phi in many important ways, and while he will be deeply missed, his legacy willendure.  

 Dr. Figley wasinitiated in 1961 and served as Pi Kappa Phi’s National President from 1998-2000, in addition to serving on the National Council as Vice President, Secretary and Chaplain. He became a member of the Nu Phi Society in 1996 and supported the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation as a Trustee and member of the Foundation’s Committee for the 100th Anniversary of Pi Kappa Phi. He also served as a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Properties Board of Directors and chapter advisor for the Zeta Eta Chapter (South Florida). Dr. Figley was also a familiar presence at many chartering celebrations, serving as the installation officer for several Pi Kappa Phi chapters.  

 He received a Merit Citation in 2002 and was awarded Pi Kappa Phi’s highest and most prestigious honor, Mr. Pi Kappa Phi, in 2005.  

 Dr. Figley’s support of Pi Kappa Phi extends to The Ability Experience and his unwavering support of Gear Up Florida, championing the event in numerous ways for more than 20 years. Always an active listener and a source of meaningful advice, he took the time to meet team members individually, connecting with them on a personal level and inspiring their journeys.   

 “We lost a first-class brother and person in Dr. Figley last weekend,” shared Pi Kappa Phi Chief Executive Officer Jake Henderson. “He really loved everything about Pi Kappa Phi and his experience. Pi Kappa Phi loved him, and we will never forget his lifetime of impact on our brotherhood.” 

 In his professional life, Dr. Figley was a licensed marriage and family therapist for more than 40 years in the Tampa Bay area, in addition to being a county court mediator and family law mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court.  

Please join us in keeping Dr. Figley’s loved ones in your thoughts.