Visit IHQ

The International Headquarters building is located at 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY. Brothers, pledges and family members are encouraged to visit the International Headquarters whenever visiting the area. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The office building houses approximately 30 staff members of the Fraternity and Educational Foundation, the Phi Gamma Delta museum and library and a three-bedroom, Field Secretary apartment.

Museum & Library

Phi Gamma Delta maintains a museum and library at its Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. The museum and library features:

  • Portrait of United States President Calvin Coolidge
  • Artifacts related to the Fraternity's founding in 1848
  • Historic badges
  • Pictures, books and artifacts from famous Fijis
  • Every edition of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine

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Staff Directory

International Headquarters Staff

Executive Director Bill Martin
Executive Director
& Editor

 Bill Martin

(Mississippi State 1975)

Bill is responsible for dealing with housing issues, Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity, legal matters, liability insurance coverage, public relations, and interfraternal matters. He works closely with Section Chiefs and House Corporations. Bill is also the primary contact at Headquarters for any chapter emergencies that arise.

Key Officers: President

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
DOEd Rob Caudill
Sr. Director of
Grad Development
& Operations

 Rob Caudill

(Akron 2004)

Rob is primarily responsible for providing support and developing resources for our graduate volunteers. He is also the contact for Silver and Gold Owl requests. Additionally, Rob manages and plans the Ekklesia and Fiji Academy, and he oversees matters regarding the Fraternity Headquarters operations.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary, Graduate Relations, Pig Dinner Chair 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
IHQ_Todd Rotgers
Sr. Director of
Undergraduate 
Services

 Todd Rotgers

(Minnesota 2011)

Todd oversees the Fraternity's alcohol education programming and leadership development. He also manages alcohol free housing concerns and exemptions, as well as risk management education and chapter discipline.

Key Officers: President, Cabinet, Scholarship Chairman, Social Chairman, Risk Manager 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Chapter
Services

 Bryan Hartzell

(Western Kentucky 2014)

Bryan handles undergraduate affairs, such as reports, correspondence and transition of chapter officers. He supervises the Field Secretary program, maintains recruitment referrals, is responsible for scheduling Headquarters visits and initiation reservations. Additionally, he works closely with Purple Legionnaires and Board of Chapter Advisors.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of 
Communications

 Erica Carlson

Erica is responsible for the production and design of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine and “The Friday Letter” monthly eNewsletter. She manages the Fraternity's website and social media accounts, and she develops new methods of communication and marketing for the Fraternity. She also directs IHQ’s Graduate Communication Services program.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary, Historian, House Corp President & Treasurer 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Expansion 

 Jake Lueck

(Kansas 2017)

Jake is charged with finding opportunities for the Fraternity to establish new or re-establish dormant chapters across North America. He also manages the expansion projects, and he ensures all our colonies are started with our high standards of membership and prepared to be successful long-term chapters.

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Finance & 
Information Systems

 Suzette Ball

Suzette is responsible for all payments from the Headquarters and assists in the development of the Fraternity’s budget and prepares financial reports. She is also responsible for the operation of our computer network.

Key Officers: Treasurer

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Growth 

 Nicholas Hawley

(Kettering 2017)

Nick oversees recruitment training and assists chapters and colonies with recruitment plans. He is also responsible for managing the Fraternity’s Chapter Builder accounts, coordinating recruitment education at the Fiji Academy and organizing the annual Recruitment Workshop and staff recruitment visits. He handles all recruitment referrals and monthly recruitment updates.

Additionally, Nick works with the Director of Expansion on training and project management.

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Assistant Director 
of Education

 Candy Rivera

Candy is in charge of pledge education and leadership development, through the Taking the Lead program. She is also responsible for promoting philanthropy, community service and academic achievement.

Key Officers: President, Cabinet, Scholarship Chairman, Pledge Educators

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Assistant Director 
of Graduate
Development

 Jack O'Neill

(Missouri 2012)

Jack is responsible for supporting our Graduate Chapters and engaging our "young" graduate brothers, to help them stay connected with the Fraternity after graduation. He also assists undergraduate chapters with their annual Pig Dinner planning, helps graduates with planning reunions and coordinates career resources for graduate brothers and graduating seniors.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary, Graduate Relations Chair, Pig Dinner Chair

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Coordinator of 
Communications 

 Paige Prylinski

Paige is primarily responsible for the Fraternity’s Graduate Communication Services program and social media accounts. She also assists with website design, design, event registrations and other print and digital communications.

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Membership & 
Financial Records
Coordinator

 Amy Watson

Amy handles the processing of all pledge and initiation forms and fees, and maintains the accuracy of our membership records.  She also ensures that these brothers receive their membership items in a timely manner. Additionally she handles all chapter billing and accounts as well as undergraduate payment plans.

Key Officers: President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Executive
Administrative
Assistant

 Taren Robin

Taren communicates with the Archons, general officers, Financial Advisory Board members and Section Chiefs, in addition to handling clerical duties for directors and other fraternity staff. She updates address changes, Chapter Officers and academic grades, and maintains the Minimum Standards statistics. In addition to her administrative duties, she prepares Fiji Sire & Son certificates and Silver, Gold and Diamond Owl certificates upon request. She also posts Pig Dinner information on the Phi Gam website.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Receptionist


 Kitty Brown

Kitty is the voice of Phi Gamma Delta, welcoming all visitors and handling all phone calls to the Headquarters. She also processes mail and all outgoing packages and produces membership certificates.

Key Officers: Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
 

Field Secretaries


193rd Field Secretary

 Daylon Weddle

(DePauw 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Daylon will be visiting chapters in the Mid-Atlantic Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Daylon.

 

194th Field Secretary

 Ian Campbell

(Vermont 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Ian will be visiting chapters in the West Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Ian.

 

195th Field Secretary

 Terrell Couch

(Grand Valley 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Terrell will be visiting chapters in the Great Lakes Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Terrell.

 

197th Field Secretary

 Dio Protopapadakis

(Appalachian State 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Dio will be visiting chapters in the Southeast Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Dio.

 

198th Field Secretary

 Alex Cruz

(Northern Arizona 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Alex will be working with our newest chapters and colonies in the Development West Region.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Alex.

 

199th Field Secretary

 John Saylor

(North Carolina Wilmington 2017)

During the 2018-19 academic year, John will be visiting chapters in the Northeast Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about John.

 

200th Field Secretary

 Alexander Kronk

(Iowa 2018)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Alex will be visiting chapters in the Southwest Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Alex.

 

201st Field Secretary

 Cody Price

(Grand Valley State 2018)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Cody will be working with our newest chapters and colonies in the Development East Region.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Cody.

 

202nd Field Secretary

 Hunter Wish

(Washington State 2018)

During the 2018-19 academic year, Hunter will be visiting chapters in the Great Plains Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Hunter.

 

Educational Foundation Staff

Foundation Executive Director Ben Robinson
Executive Director

 Ben Robinson

(Hampden-Sydney 1986)

Ben is the Executive Director of the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation and The Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada. Ben’s responsibilities include the day-to-day management of both foundations, directing all fundraising and development, and traveling to visit with brothers.

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
Will Shier
Chief Financial Officer

 Will Shier

(DePauw 1988)

Will oversees all financial operations of the International Headquarters and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. He also directs the accounting staff in their preparation of the Fraternity's budget and monthly financial reports. He processes all AAA Scholarship applications, in addition to restricted and chapter payments.

Additionally, Will serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Foundation.

Key Officers: Treasurer

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Development
& Stewardship

 Duke Murphy

(Coastal Carolina 2011)

Duke is responsible for promoting the Foundation's story and donor engagement through social media and outreach. He assists with the donor process, records gifts and manages donor information. He also supports the Executive Director with managing the chapter scholarship funds (restricted).

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

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Staff Openings

Director of Graduate Involvement

Phi Gamma Delta is seeking a full-time Director of Graduate Involvement. This is a newly created position to provide primary staff support to 1848 Properties, Inc., Phi Gamma Delta’s National Housing Corporation, and to support chapter-level volunteers on serving on House Corporations, Boards of Chapter Advisors and similar graduate support entities.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Membership in Phi Gamma Delta or other fraternity/sorority and basic knowledge of Greek life strongly preferred.
  • Experience with alumni advisors and/or Greek / student housing.
  • Must be a self-starter; highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite. Ability to learn the Fraternity’s database software (Raiser’s Edge).
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule for events scheduled on evenings and weekends.
  • Comfortable interacting in a positive, professional manner with diverse team members at levels of the organization including Board Members, staff, donors, volunteers, and vendors; must be team oriented and collaborative.

 Key Responsibilities

Recruiting and supporting Boards of Chapter Advisors (BCAs)

Oversee efforts to form and support BCAs. Responsibilities and tasks include:

  • As appropriate, work with Section Chiefs (volunteer regional officers) to recruit graduates, form and develop Boards of Chapter Advisors for undergraduate chapters and colonies.
  • Maintain BCA listings in the Fraternity database.
  • Work alongside the Senior Director of Graduate Development to develop and maintain educational resources and communication for advisors (Purple Legionnaires and BCA members).
1848 Properties, Inc (National Housing Corporation) and House Corporations

Staff resource for housing and liaison to 1848 Properties, Inc. Key responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Primary staff support for House Corporation needs and requests
  • Build and maintain database of Phi Gamma Delta properties
  • Maintain House Corporation information in the Fraternity’s database
  • Identify and build relationships with possible national “preferred” vendors (ex: food service, property management, fund raising, architecture, etc.)
  • Develop and implement a housing-related award/recognition program
  • As appropriate, work with Section Chiefs (volunteer regional officers) to identify and recruit (new) members to serve in House Corporation roles.
House Corporation Education and Communication

Oversee all housing-related educational resources and communications, including:

  • Written / electronic resources on 1848 Properties page
  • Online educational modules through the Phi Gamma Delta LMS
  • Quarterly House Corporation newsletterHousing-related content for monthly administrative newsletter to undergraduate officers (Friday Letter).

 To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume to: Senior Director of Graduate Development & Operations Rob Caudill
  • Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018
 
Click on the link below to see a full, detailed job description:

Director of Graduate Involvement Job Description

 

Field Secretary Program

The Field Secretary program was created by the 64th Ekklesia in 1912 to provide a yearly assessment of chapters, as well as a resource and conduit by which to share ideas. Phi Gamma Delta's Field Secretaries serve as consultants to the undergraduate chapters, the Purple Legionnaires, and Boards of Chapter Advisors. They make a multiple-day visit to each chapter at minimum once a year to advise on all phases of chapter operations; to present programs on leadership, alcohol education, and academic improvement; to meet with college/university staff, and to work together with involved graduate brothers.

The ideal Field Secretary is a man who is confident and selfless. He is professional, thoughtful, persistent, and dedicated. He has high expectations for himself and of his brothers. He has been steadfast as an impactful leader, insistent on pursuing excellence during his time as an undergraduate, and is passionate about the Fraternity. Above all, he sets an example by exhibiting our core values, and challenges himself and others to continually do so.

 Selection Process

The Fraternity is looking year-round for new men who match the above description to accept a two-year appointment as a Field Secretary. If you have a deep seated love of the Fraternity, a willingness to travel, an outgoing personality, and a desire to further improve Phi Gamma Delta, apply to become a Field Secretary and help brothers maximize their fraternal experience.

Being a chapter president or a chapter officer is not a requirement; all leadership experience is desirable. Applications, available below, are reviewed by the Directors on staff and qualified applicants travel to Lexington for a comprehensive interview at Headquarters. Brothers should submit applications by November 1st for fall interviews, and December 31st for spring interviews (not guaranteed, conducted on an as needed basis), with employment to begin the 1st of the following June.

 Training

New Field Secretaries typically arrive in Lexington this first weekend in June to begin three months of summer training. This intensive education period is highlighted by leadership training, practice in and development of professional skills such as public speaking, comprehensive coverage of all chapter/colony concerns, and preparation for life on the road.

 Expectations

The single most important expectation of a Field Secretary is a commitment to the values and beliefs of Phi Gamma Delta. Field Secretaries must challenge the process when actions are inconsistent with values. They are positive role models who inspire a shared vision of what the fraternal experience is all about. A Field Secretary also encourages the heart, helping brothers to understand the true meaning of fraternity and the genius of Phi Gamma Delta.

In return, a brother who dedicates two years of service to the Fraternity will gain countless skills which will be invaluable in his future career. Field Secretaries often affirm that the challenges they met on the road were the best preparation they received for day-to-day practice in the workplace. Finally, he can expect two of the most fun and exciting years of his life. He will travel over half of North America and have opportunities others only dream of experiencing.

 Application Process

If you are a graduating senior and interested in serving the Fraternity as a Field Secretary, simply download the Field Secretary application and send it to Eric Lied, the Director of Chapter Services at International Headquarters. If you have any questions, please email Eric or call him at (859) 255-1848. Please email your completed applications to Eric, or alternatively send your hard copy application to:

Phi Gamma Delta Headquarters

1201 Red Mile Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504


 

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