Yates was a devoted volunteer and supporter of the Fraternity. Since 2011, he served as the Chapter Advisor for the Ohio Xi Chapter at Capital University and was instrumental in their chartering. Prior to his involvement with Ohio Xi, Shane worked for the National Fraternity as a Leadership Development Consultant from 1999-2001 and the Director of Leadership Development from 2001-2005. During his time on staff, he helped to develop the Terrence G. Harper Presidents Leadership Academy. He also served in a Director capacity with the American Leadership Academy in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Additionally, he was a frequent scholarship application reviewer for the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation and long-time donor, contributing to several Fraternity funds annually.
"Given the hundreds, if not thousands of lives he impacted through his love for Phi Psi, we truly lost one of our greatest servants this weekend," said Adam Miller (Capital '10).
A memorial fund is being established in his name, and a Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at The Welsh (315 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215) from 1:00-4:00pm. All Brothers and friends are encouraged to attend.
The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation has developed The Shane Yates Fellowship Fund to commemorate Brother Yates. If you're interested in making a donation on his behalf, you can head HERE.
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. It currently has 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.