The Advisor Award of Distinction, awarded for the first time in 2017, recognizes exceptional commitment to advising a fraternity chapter, Interfraternity Council or fraternity/sorority community. Each recipient demonstrates dedication to guiding and mentoring the fraternity members with whom they work, and exemplifies the highest standards of character, leadership and interfraternalism both personally and professionally.
Zach Albers – Phi Kappa Psi Chapter Advisor at Valparaiso University
Zach has been an active and engaged alumnus since his graduating. He has served as the primary chapter advisor for the past six years. Zach has been a solid voice of reason, a leader and example for the men of the chapter during a period of probation. After disciplinary actions were released, Zach assisted with a development plan that was intense, required the chapter to address chapter culture at deep and profound levels and meant there had to be significant changes in chapter operations. There is absolutely no doubt that without the time, passion and investment of Zach Albers, the Indiana Epsilon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi would not be on a path to revitalization.
Becki Bair – Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Advisor at the University of Toledo
For the last 12 years, Becki has supported the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Ohio Nu Chapter in various ways, including: being an example of a community and campus leader, holding members accountable to the highest standards, and many times taking the lead to communicate and rally alumni support of the chapter. In addition, she was highly involved in the community, serving in various capacities on multiple boards and committees. Becki provides the support necessary for success and high achievement, and thanks to her advisement, helps create a chapter culture of the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service while living those values herself through her support of the chapter.
Stephen Dominy – Florida International University, Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Stephen has worked in fraternity and sorority life since 2012 but has been working in higher education since 2005. His leadership and service go beyond his current campus. Stephen has served in various leadership roles for the Association of Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisors, the Southeastern Greek Leadership Association, NASPA, Delta Sigma Pi and spends considerable time volunteering in the local community. After working at for Texas Christian University from 2019-2022, Stephen has brought his service focused attitude to Florida International University. This attitude has reinvigorated the community and started a fundraising project to raise $1.5 million for various needs related to fraternity/sorority life.
Matthew Kifle – Phi Kappa Psi Chapter Advisor at the University of Texas at Austin
A massive undertaking, Matt helped turn a financial burden around and secure a seven-figure housing facility for the Texas Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Chapter that wasn’t even 5 years old. He has served Phi Kappa Psi in many roles but has made the greatest impact in an advisory capacity. In fact, he completely rewrote the chapter advisory manual, which is still in use by advisors today. He has become a staple at programs where he was a facilitator, expert listener and was able to provide concrete counsel to brothers. Matt built out a national strategy to recruit, engage and train advisors on the ever-changing landscape that our undergraduate brothers are facing.
Scott Rutledge – Sigma Nu Chapter Advisor at Arizona State University
Since becoming the Sigma Nu chapter advisor in 2012, Scott has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the fraternity and the Greek system at large. Scott’s dedication to Sigma Nu Fraternity is evidenced by his attendance at meetings and charity events, often supporting them monetarily. His model of mentorship and advising has been so successful that he received the ASU Advisor of the Year Award last year, and the Sigma Nu Chapter Advisor of the Year Award in 2019. Scott has changed countless lives for the better through his mentorship and guidance.
David Shook – Pi Kappa Phi Chapter Advisor at Indiana University
Dave has led the way for the Alpha Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi to be fraternal leaders in their community. Dave sets himself apart through his unwavering dedication to the student experience. He spent countless hours not only working with the leadership of the Alpha Psi Chapter, but also the general membership, the parents and university. Advising one of Pi Kappa Phi’s largest chapters in the country is no small task, but Dave does so in a way that positively impacts anyone who has had an interaction with Pi Kappa Phi at Indiana University. Additionally, he has volunteered for Pi Kappa Phi serving on the alumni board, housing board and for the foundation.