Indianapolis, October 31, 2018—Known throughout the higher education community for her commitment to leadership development and interfraternalism, Ashlee Louise Canty will bring her experience to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) as Vice President of Campus Operations for the Northeast region.
Joining staff November 7, Canty will deliver support to college fraternity communities and contribute to NIC educational and advocacy initiatives. Her work will focus on community development, council effectiveness and alumni engagement, which contributes to the NIC’s vision to enhance the fraternity experience. Canty will fill the position left open when Dominic Greene returned to a role at his organization, Delta Upsilon.
“Ashlee’s extensive experience in higher education and the fraternal industry makes her a valuable resource to support campuses in the Northeast,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.
Canty comes to the NIC from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, where she served as Director of Fraternity Operations and oversaw planning and development of educational curriculum, program assessment, and the conduct process. Prior to ZBT, she worked at Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters, DePaul University and Syracuse University, and she served on the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Board of Directors.
“Ashlee has a true gift when it comes to student development and developing campus partnerships,” said ZBT Chief Executive Officer Laurence Bolotin. “Her track record is proof of that and her time at ZBT was no exception. We wish her well at the NIC and look forward to seeing her leadership on the broader movement.”
Canty is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree at North Carolina State University, her master’s degree in college student personnel from Western Illinois University, and anticipates completion of her doctor of education from DePaul University in 2019. Canty will work from her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she will be accessible to the campuses she serves.
“I hope that through this role I am able to have a positive impact on the experience of undergraduate fraternity men by building relationships that provide support, advocacy and leadership as a way to advance Fraternities on college campuses,” said Canty.
In another staffing change, on November 23, Director of Education & Leadership Development Melissa Kish will depart the NIC staff to join Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity as its Chief Operations Officer.
“In the short time she has been on our team, Melissa has brought enthusiasm and expertise to the NIC’s educational programs,” said Horras. “Her departure is bittersweet, as we are excited for her to take on this leadership role and glad to see the fraternity community will continue to benefit from her talent.”
Will Foran, a veteran of writing and facilitating NIC programs, will direct the NIC’s educational initiatives, while continuing to serve as VP of Campus Operations.