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Clark J. Brown joins NIC team as General Counsel

CLARK J. BROWN JOINS NIC TEAM AS GENERAL COUNSEL

Indianapolis, May 29, 2018—Clark J. Brown will join the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as General Counsel beginning Aug. 31. In this role, Brown will provide expert counsel to the NIC, advocating for student and organization rights and responsibilities. He will oversee implementation of the forthcoming standard operating procedures for Interfraternity Councils (IFCs), and collaborate with key stakeholders to provide advocacy and expertise around campus relationship statements.

Additionally, he will lead establishment of all legal agreements and requirements within the NIC’s SocialSafe system, including third-party registrations, protocols for student organizations in signing and executing contracts, and other legal considerations for safe events.

Brown comes to the NIC from Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity, where he has served as General Counsel since 2013. He has been a powerful change agent for SAE and the industry, demonstrating a commitment to health and safety and a positive interfraternal experience. He was a major force in SAE’s elimination of pledging and adoption of its holistic member education program, and during his tenure, SAE’s litigation and insurance-claims exposure decreased to record lows.
“Clark is a dedicated brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and steadfast believer in fraternity,” said SAE CEO Mike Sophir. “His insight and perspective have greatly benefited SAE and thus the entire interfraternal movement. I am proud to see Clark take on a role with the NIC that offers even greater opportunity to make an impact.”

Prior to his role as General Counsel for SAE, Brown was an attorney in private practice at a litigation firm and a judicial law clerk (staff attorney) to the Honorable Kristine G. Baker, United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown has gained broad and valuable experience in legal and risk management issues in higher education with a particular focus on insurance matters.

“Clark’s knowledge and expertise around the work we’re doing is a tremendous asset to the interfraternal community in advocating for students’ rights,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “He is dedicated to a meaningful fraternity experience and has a vast understanding for the considerations our organizations, IFCs, alumni and undergraduate members face as they foster safe and vibrant communities.”
Brown is a two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas. He earned a B.A. in political science then J.D. from the School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as executive editor of the Arkansas Law Review. His published work has been cited multiple times by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

“I am honored to take this position during a critical time for our organizations, and I am thankful for the experience I gained serving my fraternity,” Brown said. “Chapters and IFCs must focus on instilling fraternal values and principles within young men, helping them understand their role in health and safety of fellow students and productivity of their communities. I firmly support the positive impact fraternity can have, and look forward to continued advocacy of that experience as part of the NIC team.”

Todd Shelton joins NIC team as Senior Director of Communication

Indianapolis, March 7, 2018—Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) President Todd Shelton will bring nearly two decades of strategic communication experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) when he comes on board later this month as Senior Director of Communication. In this role, Shelton will lead communication strategy for the NIC’s grassroots advocacy and government relations efforts to engage fraternity members around key legislative priorities. He will collaborate with the team to proactively tell the story of the fraternity experience and will lead communication around the NIC’s Health & Safety Initiative.

Shelton comes to the NIC from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity where he began in 2013 as Assistant Executive Director of Communication & Technology and currently serves as Chief Communication Officer. Successes from his time on staff include managing a comprehensive organizational rebrand and developing messaging for a successful $7-million Foundation capital campaign.

“Todd has been instrumental in strengthening Pi Kappa Phi’s global brand,” said Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes. “We look forward to his continued success strengthening the brand of ‘fraternity’ as he joins the NIC staff. Now more than ever, interfraternalism is critical to advancing this movement.”

Shelton’s breadth of experience as an interfraternal communicator also comes from roles as Director of Communication for Sigma Pi Fraternity and Director of Communication/Editor for Kappa Alpha Order. He also previously served as Project Manager and Creative Director for Accent Media in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Todd’s skill in understanding and communicating about the value of fraternity will help move us forward as we advocate on behalf of our member organizations, fraternity men and the experience,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.

Volunteer experience in various interfraternal capacities has further contributed to Shelton’s position as a master fraternal storyteller. He currently leads FCA, the professional association for interfraternal communicators, as its president and has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Throughout his career, his teams’ work has also garnered dozens of FCA awards for excellence in writing, design and digital communication. Additionally, Shelton has served on the board of directors for the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) since 2016.

“Throughout my career, I have told stories of individual fraternities, chapters and members,” Shelton said. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to impact the big picture through sharing the positive impact of the fraternity experience and driving grassroots advocacy and engagement.”

Shelton was initiated into Kappa Alpha Order at Middle Tennessee State University and currently serves the organization as a Deputy Province Commander. He will join the NIC team March 31, working from Indianapolis.Indianapolis, March 7, 2018—Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) President Todd Shelton will bring nearly two decades of strategic communication experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) when he comes on board later this month as Senior Director of Communication. In this role, Shelton will lead communication strategy for the NIC’s grassroots advocacy and government relations efforts to engage fraternity members around key legislative priorities. He will collaborate with the team to proactively tell the story of the fraternity experience and will lead communication around the NIC’s Health & Safety Initiative.

Shelton comes to the NIC from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity where he began in 2013 as Assistant Executive Director of Communication & Technology and currently serves as Chief Communication Officer. Successes from his time on staff include managing a comprehensive organizational rebrand and developing messaging for a successful $7-million Foundation capital campaign.

Todd has been instrumental in strengthening Pi Kappa Phi’s global brand,” said Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes. “We look forward to his continued success strengthening the brand of ‘fraternity’ as he joins the NIC staff. Now more than ever, interfraternalism is critical to advancing this movement.”

Shelton’s breadth of experience as an interfraternal communicator also comes from roles as Director of Communication for Sigma Pi Fraternity and Director of Communication/Editor for Kappa Alpha Order. He also previously served as Project Manager and Creative Director for Accent Media in Nashville, Tennessee.

Todd’s skill in understanding and communicating about the value of fraternity will help move us forward as we advocate on behalf of our member organizations, fraternity men and the experience,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.

Volunteer experience in various interfraternal capacities has further contributed to Shelton’s position as a master fraternal storyteller. He currently leads FCA, the professional association for interfraternal communicators, as its president and has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Throughout his career, his teams’ work has also garnered dozens of FCA awards for excellence in writing, design and digital communication. Additionally, Shelton has served on the board of directors for the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) since 2016.

Throughout my career, I have told stories of individual fraternities, chapters and members,” Shelton said. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to impact the big picture through sharing the positive impact of the fraternity experience and driving grassroots advocacy and engagement.”

Shelton was initiated into Kappa Alpha Order at Middle Tennessee State University and currently serves the organization as a Deputy Province Commander. He will join the NIC team March 31, working from Indianapolis.

Archie Messersmith joins NIC team as champion for critical health and safety initiatives

Indianapolis, Oct. 19, 2017—Archie Messersmith will join the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as the first-ever Director of Health and Safety on Oct. 30. He will lead the implementation of the enhanced NIC health and safety standards, partnering with campuses and fraternities to carry out the Social Safe pilot and address critical issues on college campuses today.

“Archie is a thought-leader in programming and best practices that encourage fraternity men to take an active role in their own safety and the safety of their peers,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “The NIC strongly believes student leadership is the most powerful force for positive change. Archie will lead the establishment of an effective framework that empowers students to shift campus culture.”

The NIC’s bolstered standards bring NIC organizations together in continued partnership to eliminate alcohol abuse, hazing and sexual misconduct, among other public health issues on college campuses. Messersmith’s experience will blend policy, research and education in these areas of concern into a pilot program that emphasizes collaboration among campus professionals, Interfraternity Council (IFC) officers and chapter members.

Messersmith comes to the NIC from Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity staff, where he has directed member safety, risk management operations, expansion efforts, university partnerships, and alumni/volunteer services and support in several roles over the past five years. Before joining staff, he served as a fraternity volunteer for more than a decade, assisting with the overhaul of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s new member programming and advising chapters. Messersmith was honored with SigEp’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2010 for his exceptional commitment and contributions. He also previously worked in the Illinois State University Dean of Student’s Office as Assistant Director of the Programming Unit, overseeing the University Program Board, Welcome Week, and other major student-led events. He was recognized by his peers for excellent support, receiving the Outstanding New Professional Award in 2011 and Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year Award in 2012.

During his time on Sigma Phi Epsilon staff, Messersmith led the creation and launch of the fraternity’s standalone sexual assault prevention curriculum “Got Consent?” and was a co-developer of the “Live Your Oath” campaign. He also served as the curriculum developer and lead facilitator for the organization’s inaugural Member Safety Team, a group of alumni/volunteers tasked with bringing member safety education to undergraduates around the country. Seen as an expert in student health, safety and risk management, he was regularly invited to work with IFCs and peer organizations on planning for similar programs. He also served on the faculty of the first-ever Title IX Institute hosted by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).

“Every time I have the privilege to work with students and I see the lightbulb come on, it makes everything we do worth it,” Messersmith said. “The NIC is embarking on an enormous task of working with not just individual chapters, but entire communities to change the culture from the inside. I am honored to be standing alongside such a great team at this pivotal time in our industry and excited about the impact our work will have.”

Messersmith joined Sigma Phi Epsilon at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned a master’s in college student personnel administration from Illinois State University. He is a current member of the AFA Foundation Board of Directors, Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).Indianapolis, Oct. 19, 2017—Archie Messersmith will join the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as the first-ever Director of Health and Safety on Oct. 30. He will lead the implementation of the enhanced NIC health and safety standards, partnering with campuses and fraternities to carry out the Social Safe pilot and address critical issues on college campuses today.

Archie is a thought-leader in programming and best practices that encourage fraternity men to take an active role in their own safety and the safety of their peers,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “The NIC strongly believes student leadership is the most powerful force for positive change. Archie will lead the establishment of an effective framework that empowers students to shift campus culture.”

The NIC’s bolstered standards bring NIC organizations together in continued partnership to eliminate alcohol abuse, hazing and sexual misconduct, among other public health issues on college campuses. Messersmith’s experience will blend policy, research and education in these areas of concern into a pilot program that emphasizes collaboration among campus professionals, Interfraternity Council (IFC) officers and chapter members.

Messersmith comes to the NIC from Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity staff, where he has directed member safety, risk management operations, expansion efforts, university partnerships, and alumni/volunteer services and support in several roles over the past five years. Before joining staff, he served as a fraternity volunteer for more than a decade, assisting with the overhaul of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s new member programming and advising chapters. Messersmith was honored with SigEp’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2010 for his exceptional commitment and contributions. He also previously worked in the Illinois State University Dean of Student’s Office as Assistant Director of the Programming Unit, overseeing the University Program Board, Welcome Week, and other major student-led events. He was recognized by his peers for excellent support, receiving the Outstanding New Professional Award in 2011 and Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year Award in 2012.

During his time on Sigma Phi Epsilon staff, Messersmith led the creation and launch of the fraternity’s standalone sexual assault prevention curriculum “Got Consent?” and was a co-developer of the “Live Your Oath” campaign. He also served as the curriculum developer and lead facilitator for the organization’s inaugural Member Safety Team, a group of alumni/volunteers tasked with bringing member safety education to undergraduates around the country. Seen as an expert in student health, safety and risk management, he was regularly invited to work with IFCs and peer organizations on planning for similar programs. He also served on the faculty of the first-ever Title IX Institute hosted by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).

Every time I have the privilege to work with students and I see the lightbulb come on, it makes everything we do worth it,” Messersmith said. “The NIC is embarking on an enormous task of working with not just individual chapters, but entire communities to change the culture from the inside. I am honored to be standing alongside such a great team at this pivotal time in our industry and excited about the impact our work will have.”

Messersmith joined Sigma Phi Epsilon at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned a master’s in college student personnel administration from Illinois State University. He is a current member of the AFA Foundation Board of Directors, Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Melissa Kish joins NIC team as Director of Education and Leadership Development

Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2017—Melissa Kish has developed and facilitated student programming across the fraternal and higher education community for more than 10 years and will soon bring this breadth of experience to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) education team.

Joining staff Nov. 13 as Director of Education and Leadership Development, Kish will manage curriculum design, delivery and assessment for the NIC’s premier and long-standing programming. She will also help shape and execute new programs like PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents, being held for the first time in January 2018.

“Melissa’s knowledge of today’s college student and fraternity men will further help the NIC use education to instill meaningful and lasting cultural change in fraternity communities,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “We look forward to continually elevating future leaders under her perceptive and ardent direction.”

Kish comes to the NIC from Indiana University, where she has served as Associate Director, Leadership & Inclusion and Fraternity & Sorority Life since 2013. During her time at IU, she created the Hoosier Leadership Program and oversaw the fraternity/sorority community of 75 chapters, including four councils—Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the Panhellenic Association (PHA)—and over 8,200 students. Kish also previously served as Coordinator and then Assistant Director of Informal Recreation and Special Events at the University of Alabama, where she developed leadership curriculum for campus recreation, athletics, academic schools and housing programs in addition to facilities management responsibilities. While at Alabama, Kish received the Jack Baire Award for Exceptional Leadership and Service.

Extensive volunteer experience has contributed to Kish’s keen understanding of the higher education environment and developmental needs of fraternity and sorority members. She has facilitated more than 25 different student leadership programs for organizations including the AFA, Leadershape, and NIC, and several member fraternities like Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Gamma Delta. She recently won the Campus Partner of the Year Award from Zeta Beta Tau and was honored with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Volunteer Excellence Award in 2013.

“I am a product of the exceptional leadership programs from the NIC and know the impact they can have on individual students, chapters, and communities,” Kish said. “I truly believe the work being done at the NIC is important, innovative, and meaningful. I am excited to join this amazing team and create and enhance experiences that will advance fraternity and sorority on our college campuses.”

Kish is a two-time graduate of Ball State University where she earned her master’s in May 2007 and was a leader for the Indiana Zeta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. She remains an active Pi Beta Phi volunteer as a Leadership and Nominating Committee Member and Critical Conversations Facilitator, and has worked with 22 chapters and their universities as a Collegiate Risk Management and Policy Specialist. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Girls, Inc. of Monroe County, Indiana.Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2017—Melissa Kish has developed and facilitated student programming across the fraternal and higher education community for more than 10 years and will soon bring this breadth of experience to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) education team.

Joining staff Nov. 13 as Director of Education and Leadership Development, Kish will manage curriculum design, delivery and assessment for the NIC’s premier and long-standing programming. She will also help shape and execute new programs like PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents, being held for the first time in January 2018.

Melissa’s knowledge of today’s college student and fraternity men will further help the NIC use education to instill meaningful and lasting cultural change in fraternity communities,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “We look forward to continually elevating future leaders under her perceptive and ardent direction.”

Kish comes to the NIC from Indiana University, where she has served as Associate Director, Leadership & Inclusion and Fraternity & Sorority Life since 2013. During her time at IU, she created the Hoosier Leadership Program and oversaw the fraternity/sorority community of 75 chapters, including four councils—Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the Panhellenic Association (PHA)—and over 8,200 students. Kish also previously served as Coordinator and then Assistant Director of Informal Recreation and Special Events at the University of Alabama, where she developed leadership curriculum for campus recreation, athletics, academic schools and housing programs in addition to facilities management responsibilities. While at Alabama, Kish received the Jack Baire Award for Exceptional Leadership and Service.

Extensive volunteer experience has contributed to Kish’s keen understanding of the higher education environment and developmental needs of fraternity and sorority members. She has facilitated more than 25 different student leadership programs for organizations including the AFA, Leadershape, and NIC, and several member fraternities like Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Gamma Delta. She recently won the Campus Partner of the Year Award from Zeta Beta Tau and was honored with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Volunteer Excellence Award in 2013.

I am a product of the exceptional leadership programs from the NIC and know the impact they can have on individual students, chapters, and communities,” Kish said. “I truly believe the work being done at the NIC is important, innovative, and meaningful. I am excited to join this amazing team and create and enhance experiences that will advance fraternity and sorority on our college campuses.”

Kish is a two-time graduate of Ball State University where she earned her master’s in May 2007 and was a leader for the Indiana Zeta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. She remains an active Pi Beta Phi volunteer as a Leadership and Nominating Committee Member and Critical Conversations Facilitator, and has worked with 22 chapters and their universities as a Collegiate Risk Management and Policy Specialist. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Girls, Inc. of Monroe County, Indiana.

Helen Lahrman and Dylan Howser join NIC Campus Support team

Indianapolis, July 10, 2017—Two skilled interfraternal professionals will soon add their knowledge for fraternity excellence and operations to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Campus Support team.

Helen Lahrman, Vice President of Campus Operations, Midwest

Beginning August 1, Helen Lahrman will serve as Vice President of Campus Operations for the Midwest, where she will focus on undergraduate development, alumni engagement and council effectiveness in partnership with campuses in the region. She will work from her home in Dallas, Texas, where she will be accessible to the campuses she serves.

Lahrman comes to the NIC from The University of Iowa, where she served as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs. In this role, she oversaw the ever-growing Iowa fraternity and sorority community comprised of 53 organizations, four councils and 4,000 students.

“Helen’s expertise in working with and developing high-performing councils will be an incredible asset to the Campus Support team,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.

Lahrman previously held the positions of Coordinator of Greek Life and Community Engagement at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, as well as Greek Life and Leadership Advisor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). While at Northeastern, she assisted in developing the campus Multicultural Greek Council and revitalizing the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In 2014, she received the Rising Star Award by a vote of fellow staff members.

“I firmly believe in the direction the NIC is heading,” Lahrman said. “I’m looking forward to the fast-paced work environment and building relationships with IFCs, alumni and member organizations.”

Lahrman earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and marketing from Franklin College, where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi and played varsity basketball. She earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership from UCCS.

Lahrman also has extensive fraternal volunteer experience. She currently serves as a Pi Beta Phi international officer and previously spent six years advising collegiate chapters. She is a member of the Delta Upsilon Men of Merit Committee, an active member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), and a past Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) facilitator.

Dylan Howser, Vice President of Campus Operations, Berkeley

Through a unique partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Administration and Interfraternity Council (IFC), Howser will facilitate stronger fraternity relationships with Berkeley community residents, provide dedicated IFC support and develop an Alumni IFC to bolster support for all chapters.

“The NIC is excited to have Dylan lead this five-year partnership with Berkeley’s key stakeholders as they undergo significant community culture building,” Horras said.

Howser’s work will build upon his relationships within the Berkeley fraternity community, where he has worked for three years as the LEAD Center Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Advising and Leadership Development. He advised IFC fraternities and assisted in developing curriculum on diversity, risk management and prevention, and new member education.

“I am excited about this new collaborative role with the IFC at Berkeley, so I can continue to serve them in their efforts to create a more safe and inclusive experience,” he said. “I believe NIC 2.0 is one of the best vehicles to help move this community forward as it has many talented professionals and volunteers, and I look forward to learning from them.”

Howser earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Millikin University, where he was IFC President. He earned a Master of Education in college student affairs from The Pennsylvania State University, where he co-advised the IFC and the Panhellenic Association as a graduate assistant. Howser is a member of Delta Sigma Phi and has experience facilitating the NIC’s UIFI and IMPACT programs, as well as LeaderShape, the CalGreeks Leadership Summit and the Intersect Conference.Indianapolis, July 10, 2017—Two skilled interfraternal professionals will soon add their knowledge for fraternity excellence and operations to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Campus Support team.

Helen Lahrman, Vice President of Campus Operations, Midwest

Beginning August 1, Helen Lahrman will serve as Vice President of Campus Operations for the Midwest, where she will focus on undergraduate development, alumni engagement and council effectiveness in partnership with campuses in the region. She will work from her home in Dallas, Texas, where she will be accessible to the campuses she serves.

Lahrman comes to the NIC from The University of Iowa, where she served as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs. In this role, she oversaw the ever-growing Iowa fraternity and sorority community comprised of 53 organizations, four councils and 4,000 students.

Helen’s expertise in working with and developing high-performing councils will be an incredible asset to the Campus Support team,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.

Lahrman previously held the positions of Coordinator of Greek Life and Community Engagement at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, as well as Greek Life and Leadership Advisor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). While at Northeastern, she assisted in developing the campus Multicultural Greek Council and revitalizing the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In 2014, she received the Rising Star Award by a vote of fellow staff members.

I firmly believe in the direction the NIC is heading,” Lahrman said. “I’m looking forward to the fast-paced work environment and building relationships with IFCs, alumni and member organizations.”

Lahrman earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and marketing from Franklin College, where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi and played varsity basketball. She earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership from UCCS.

Lahrman also has extensive fraternal volunteer experience. She currently serves as a Pi Beta Phi international officer and previously spent six years advising collegiate chapters. She is a member of the Delta Upsilon Men of Merit Committee, an active member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), and a past Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) facilitator.

Dylan Howser, Vice President of Campus Operations, Berkeley

Through a unique partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Administration and Interfraternity Council (IFC), Howser will facilitate stronger fraternity relationships with Berkeley community residents, provide dedicated IFC support and develop an Alumni IFC to bolster support for all chapters.

The NIC is excited to have Dylan lead this five-year partnership with Berkeley’s key stakeholders as they undergo significant community culture building,” Horras said.

Howser’s work will build upon his relationships within the Berkeley fraternity community, where he has worked for three years as the LEAD Center Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Advising and Leadership Development. He advised IFC fraternities and assisted in developing curriculum on diversity, risk management and prevention, and new member education.

I am excited about this new collaborative role with the IFC at Berkeley, so I can continue to serve them in their efforts to create a more safe and inclusive experience,” he said. “I believe NIC 2.0 is one of the best vehicles to help move this community forward as it has many talented professionals and volunteers, and I look forward to learning from them.”

Howser earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Millikin University, where he was IFC President. He earned a Master of Education in college student affairs from The Pennsylvania State University, where he co-advised the IFC and the Panhellenic Association as a graduate assistant. Howser is a member of Delta Sigma Phi and has experience facilitating the NIC’s UIFI and IMPACT programs, as well as LeaderShape, the CalGreeks Leadership Summit and the Intersect Conference.