Director of Alumni & Advancement
As a member of both the Fraternity and Foundation staff teams, I work to keep alumni connected with TKE and create valuable experiences for alumni, volunteers, and donors. We support individual alumni of all ages and the alumni associations that exist throughout TKE Nation. The support that alumni donors provide is the catalyst for our high-quality programming and fuels the innovation and progress of TKE.
I grew up in Vermont and completed an undergraduate degree in business at the University of Vermont. I then shifted course toward a career in higher education and started with a job at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I moved to Indiana and earned my master’s degree in student affairs at Indiana University. Afterward, I stayed on at IU working at Bradford Woods Outdoor Leadership Center which is where I first connected with Tau Kappa Epsilon. I helped establish the initial relationship between TKE and Bradford Woods and served as an external facilitator for Leadership Academy IX. I initiated onto the Grand Chapter scroll at the next year’s Academy in June 1999, and I consider the Leadership Academy - in a sense - to be my home chapter and have attended at least part of every Academy since being initiated. I was involved as a volunteer for 15 years and am honored now to serve as a staff member at the Offices of the Grand Chapter. I have over twenty-five years of experience working in higher education, leadership programming, and organizational development. I have worked in many different functional areas at both public and private universities. In my last campus-based position, I was the Director of the MBA Program at Radford University. I am proud of having developed myself as a generalist; the consistent threads in my career have been leadership, team and community development, creativity, and program design. A mentor of mine always urged me to be “future-oriented and solution-focused.” I strive to make this a reality in my professional life and am eager to bring this perspective to the professional staff of the Fraternity and the Foundation.
What I Like To Do in My Free Time
My family means the world to me. I cherish my time with my wife, Stefanie, who is the president of Cottey College in Nevada, MO. We have a son who graduated from Oberlin in 2023 and a daughter who’s still in college at Coastal Carolina. I enjoy traveling and have had the opportunity to visit all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces/territories. Geocaching is a hobby of mine, and I dabble in my family’s genealogy.