Indianapolis, November 19, 2015 - The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is pleased to announce the hiring of Brother Matt Kifle (Ohio '12) as the new Director of Chapter Advisory Teams. The fraternity is moving into a new era of alumni involvement and engagement and Kifle's talents will help move the fraternity in this direction.
After extensive research into other successful fraternities and sororities, one particular fact was clear: developing expansive teams of chapter advisors to work with our undergraduate chapters is critical. To remain relevant, Phi Kappa Psi needs to find advisors from all walks of life who can challenge our men to think differently and be better organizations. Kifle's primary responsibility will be to enhance the function, size, and potential of all chapter advisory teams. This will include a heavy focus on recruiting great Phi Psis to advise our undergraduates, along with identifying non-members who could also serve in a similar capacity.
Kifle was initiated into the Ohio Nu chapter at Ohio University and has served the fraternity in multiple capacities. His current volunteer roles include: the Appointed Officer of Communications, the Chapter Advisor for OH Nu, the Risk Management Advisor for OH Alpha (Ohio Weslayan), an Elevate facilitator, an Alumni Ambassador for the American Leadership Academy, a No Bad Days Scholarship board member, and a former member of the OH Nu House Corporation. We are elated to see him move into the role of Director of Chapter Advisory Teams to further develop the alumni engagement of our organization.
Kifle comes to the fraternity from the YMCA of Central Ohio, where he served as the Membership Director at the Delaware Community Center YMCA, overseeing the on-boarding and recruitment of potential new members and the retention of current members. He was also instrumental in the development of customer service staff at the facility and the recruitment of volunteers for the Annual Campaign.
We asked Kifle a few questions about his new role:
Phi Psi: What attracted you to this position?
Kifle: Serving as an advisor to two chapters currently has shown me the growing need for positive influence, resources, and guidance for our undergraduate membership base. The opportunity to go out and recruit alumni of our Fraternity and re-engage them is a vital part of our future.
Phi Psi: What is your philosophy on creating a successful chapter advisory team?
Kifle: There needs to be a dynamic of different generations, professions, and skillsets of the advisors willing to work with our undergraduate chapters. Getting our younger alumni involved is also an opportunity to keep our members engaged and active post-graduation.
Phi Psi: What do you hope to accomplish in this role?
Kifle: My first priority is to work with chapters who are underserved with advisors (one or less). I hope to support them and provide resources to expand their chapter advisory teams. At the same time, I want to learn as much as I can from advisory teams who are exemplifying best practices and share those successes with others. Finally, I want to be more communicative and hands-on with our current advisors.
Matt's first day in the office will be Monday, December 14 and he will likely spend a majority of his spring semester on the road involved in the alumni bus tour. At that time, you can reach him via email at MEK@phikappapsi.com. Join us in welcoming Matt to the team!
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.