hope you are all enjoying the summer. I would like to introduce you to
the recent additions to our staff as well as make you aware of staff
members serving in new roles.
First, the 2011-2012 Regional
Directors arrived this week. The newest additions to the Headquarters
staff began their nine-week Summer Development Program on Monday. This
training will prepare them for a year of service to your chapter.
directors support the Fraternity by providing services and resources to
chapter volunteers and undergraduates. Their training focuses on
chapter recruitment, member development, leadership and finance. The
staff exists to support you, so please take advantage of the time you
have with your Regional Director— he can be a great resource for you and
We have assembled an extraordinary team of
diverse and talented Regional Directors. They will be reaching out to
volunteers and undergraduates in their regions soon. Share your goals
with your RD and let him know where you need support. He’ll be
interested in learning more about your chapter’s fall recruitment plan,
Balanced Man Scholarship, and member development program.
Check out our website
to find your Regional Director’s contact information and a brief bio.
This should also give you an opportunity to call, text, or shoot him a
quick email welcoming him to his region and introducing him to your
Second, I am excited to welcome a number of last year’s traveling staff members to our Richmond staff. Tyler Boggess, Drake ’10, and JoshHodnichak, Case Western Reserve ’10 have
accepted roles as Chapter Services Directors. Tyler and Josh will be
responsible for managing the RD team and supporting our chapters,
volunteers, and district governors across the country.
Beaux Carriere, Charleston ’10,
has accepted a role on our Volunteer Services Team. Beaux is
responsible for supporting AVCs across the country, especially those at
our newest chapters and those looking at major housing and fundraising
Trent Patterson, Wichita State ’10, is our new
Leadership Programs Manager. Trent is responsible for execution of
SigEp’s Leadership Continuum programs, primarily EDGE. Over the past two
years, funding and support for EDGE has declined. The addition of Trent
and the increase in program funding will allow us to provide more
support to volunteer facilitators and offer an EDGE program to more of
Contact information for these gentlemen is available here.
you for all you have done and continue to do for SigEp. I hope to see
many of you at Conclave in Phoenix, from August 10-14. As always, I
welcome any feedback or suggestions you have on how we can better
support our alumni and undergraduates.
I hope you are having a terrific summer, and that you are excited for another great year for Sigma Phi Epsilon.