Visit IHQ

The International Headquarters building is located at 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, Kentucky. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET. Brothers, new members and family members are encouraged to visit the International Headquarters whenever visiting the area. (Note: The International Headquarters is currently closed to guests due to the pandemic.)

The office building houses approximately 25 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, which was completely remodeled in 2018, 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
  • Awards and trophies
  • Interactive, touch table chapter map
  • Every edition of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine

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Staff Directory

International Headquarters Staff

DOEd Rob Caudill
Executive
Director
 Rob Caudill
(Akron 2004)

Rob is responsible for the overall Fraternity Headquarters operation. He works with legal matters, liability insurance coverage, public relations, and interfraternal matters. He works most closely with the Archons and Appointed General Officers and is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity. Rob is also the primary contact at the Headquarters for any chapter emergencies that arise.

Key Officers: President 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
IHQ_Todd Rotgers
Assistant Executive
Director
 Todd Rotgers
(Minnesota 2011)

Todd provides leadership to the undergraduate services team, overseeing all activities related to the support and educational offerings to existing chapters and expansion to new campuses. Todd has primary responsibility for chapter conduct issues, leads the Fraternity’s hazing prevention efforts and oversees chapter advisor support and training. He serves as the primary point of contact for interfraternal single-campus issues and IFC-related initiatives. Todd also manages and plans the Ekklesia and Fiji Academy.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Purple Legionnaire, BCA 

Contact: Phone: 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

 

Senior Director of
Chapter Support
 Helen Lahrman

Helen leads all activities related to the support, resources and services provided to undergraduate chapters and colonies, working closely with chapter advisors and campus partners to develop enhancement plans for under-performing chapters. Helen also has primary responsibility for coordinating The Summit and the alcohol-free housing exemption process.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Purple Legionnaire, BCA

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Chapter
Services - East
 Logan McLendon
(Alabama Birmingham 2020)

Logan is the primary point of contact for undergraduate chapters and colonies in the Eastern time zone. He handles undergraduate affairs, such as reports, correspondence and transition of chapter officers, and he monitors and analyzes chapter performance metrics. 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

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Education

 Lauren Leif

Lauren manages the Fraternity’s undergraduate educational activities and related initiatives. This includes health and safety education, leadership education and development, new member education programming and monitoring, online learning development, philanthropy, service and scholarship. Lauren also manages and plans the Leadership Institute.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Scholarship Chairman, New Member Educators

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Fraternity
Growth
 Tyler Fisk
(Wayne State 2020)

Tyler is charged with seeking opportunities for the Fraternity to establish new or re-establish dormant chapters across North America. He manages all expansion projects so that our colonies are started with our high standards of membership and prepared to be successful long-term chapters. He also manages the Fraternity’s recruitment resources and related educational programs.

Key Officers: Recruitment Chairmen

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Graduate 
Engagement
 Dio Protopapadakis
(Appalachian State 2017)

Dio manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, leads our graduate engagement and recognition efforts, assists graduate chapters, and supports undergraduate chapters with their graduate relations. Dio is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity. He also provides support to graduate volunteers, including Section Chiefs, Purple Legionnaires, BCA members and House Corporation members.

Key Officers: Section Chief, Purple Legionnaire, BCA Members, House Corporations, Graduate Chapter Officers, Corresponding Secretary, Graduate Relations Chairman, Pig Dinner Chairman

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Membership & 
Operations
 Amy Watson

Amy manages all new member processing and initiation reporting and fees in our membership records. She handles all chapter billing and account receivables as well as undergraduate payment plans. She also maintains employee files and oversees benefit administration. Additionally, she is the key contact for various vendors in the upkeep of the facility at 1201 Red Mile Road.

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

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Assistant Director
of Education

 Andrew Depew
(Kentucky 2010)

Andrew assists in the management of the Fraternity’s educational activities and related initiatives. He is primarily responsible for the development and execution of the Fraternty’s online learning programs and provides support for the Fraternity’s health & safety programs, which includes Alcohol Skills Training Program, Social Strengths Workshop and GreekLifeEdu. He also provides administrative support for the Fraternity’s Learning Management Software.

Key Officers: President, New Member Educator

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Coordinator of 
Communications

 Tayler McCrabb

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

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Senior Executive
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

 

Administrative
Assistant
 Mahogany Dobbins

Mahogany processes all new member registrations. She provides support to various staff members by utilizing membership data to create reports, documents and certificates, and she provides phone, mail and shipping assistance. She also assists brothers by processing orders through the online Chapter Store and orders membership items for newly initiated brothers.

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

 

Field Secretaries


211th Field Secretary
 Jarrett Keyton
(Mississippi State 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Jarrett will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jarrett.

 

212th Field Secretary
 Graham Hess
(Akron 2021)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Graham will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Graham.

 

213th Field Secretary
 Ethan Bresnay
(Western Michigan 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Ethan will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Ethan.

 

214th Field Secretary
 Jackson Daugharty
(Idaho 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Jackson will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jackson.

 

215th Field Secretary
 Jeff Stinson
(Western Michigan 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Jeff will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jeff.

 

216th Field Secretary
 Collin Clifford
(Sam Houston 2021)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Collin will be visiting chapters and colonies to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Collin.

 

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

 

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Staff Openings

Director of Chapter Services - West

Phi Gamma Delta is seeking a full-time Director of Chapter Services - West. This position manages the support, resources and services provided to chapters in specific regions. They are responsible for supervising Field Secretaries (primary chapter consultants) and providing related support, they serve as the primary International Headquarters contact for undergraduate chapters, graduate advisors and Fraternity & Sorority Life Professionals, and more. 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; 1-2 years of professional work experience preferred
  • Member of Phi Gamma Delta strongly preferred
  • Experience managing others
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate chapter needs, and develop and implement plans which generate positive change and growth
  • Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter; highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capability to learn the Fraternity’s database software (Raiser’s Edge)

 Key Responsibilities

The core responsibilities for this position are outlined below and may change from time to time in accordance with Phi Gamma Delta’s needs. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. 

Chapter Consulting:

  • Assess, define and implement strategies to support the development of chapters
  • Maintain regular contact with graduate advisors and Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisors
  • Serve as the first contact at the International Headquarters for undergraduate chapter concerns
  • Provide relevant, useful and updates resources to chapters
  • Conduct chapter visits when appropriate
  • Perform conduct-related investigations when appropriate
  • Publish monthly Greek Life Advisor updates

Field Secretary Program:

  • Actively support and manage the Field Secretaries to ensure the Fraternity meets the needs of the chapters
  • Plan and execute the summer training program
  • Operate an effective year-round recruitment process
  • Manage and update the Field Secretary report software

New Chapters:

  • Provide direction and support to new chapters during and after the expansion procedure, and work toward chartering
  • Assess, define and implement strategies to support the development of new chapters
  • Maintain contact with graduate advisors and Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisors
  • Be the first contact at the International Headquarters for new undergraduate chapter concerns
  • Provide relevant, useful and updated resources to new chapters
  • Visit each new chapter at least once per year
  • Track and monitor the progress of new chapters with data and indicators

Charterings:

  • Coordinate with the Director of Membership & Operations (or equivalent) to prepare chartering materials prior to the chartering weekend
  • Coordinate with the new chapter to plan the chartering activities and logistics on campus
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and Ritualist to determine chapter designation, initiation requirements and logistics, Legate, certificates of appreciation, etc.

Awards Program:

  • Coordinate individual and chapter level awards recognition program
  • Recruit and manage volunteer judges
  • Manage the online application process

Miscellaneous:

  • Coordinate chapter visits and initiations at the International Headquarters
  • Assist the Curator of Archives in planning the Archives Weekend
  • Attend various interfraternity events
  • Travel 25 – 30% of the year

 To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Helen Lahrman, Senior Director or Chapter Support. 

Click on the link below to see a full job description:

Director of Chapter Services - West

 

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 1 for fall interviews, and December 31 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 email your completed applications to Helen Lahrman, Senior Director of Chapter Support. Alternatively, you may send a hard copy of your application to: The International Headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta, 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

If you have any questions, please email Helen or call here at 859-255-1848.

 

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