Hiring Update - New Director of Leadership and Programming

September 17, 2015 - In a continuous effort to hire the best talent possible and expand the member development area of our staff, the Fraternity is happy to announce that we have hired a new Director of Leadership and Programming: Jason Allen, Oneonta '06. 

Previously, Jason served the Cornell University fraternity and sorority community for 2.5 years as the Assistant Dean of Students. He operated as the Multicultural Greek Letter Council Advisor and Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives. While at Cornell, Jason was instrumental in fostering dialogue about diversity and inclusion amongst the community and was a fierce proponent for the MGLC community. He also co-founded Cornell's MOVEMENT Professional Development Institute, which provides personal and professional development opportunities to fellow staff.

His primary responsibility will be the development and advancement of our leadership programs, including the Presidents Leadership Academy, Woodrow Wilson Leadership School, Fraternity Education program, and other potential leadership opportunities.

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We had a chance to ask Jason about his new role on the staff; he gladly gave us insight into why he decided to join the team. 
Phi Psi: What attracted you to the position? What are you most excited for being on staff?
Jason: The Fraternity is in a unique position of exciting change and has the ability to truly enhance the experience of our brothers. We have an opportunity to be at the forefront of the fraternal movement and I am excited to be a part of it.  

Phi Psi: What do you want to accomplish in this role?
Jason: I am hoping to provide a stellar experience for our members, both fraternally and personally. Through dynamic and non-traditional programming, I believe we can have an extremely positive impact on the personal and professional development of our brothers.    

Phi Psi: If you don't mind, give our members a little glimpse into your life. How do you spend your free time?
Jason: I work on my Doctoral Degree through the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of work and school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and I am always looking for that next adventure.   

Jason's first week in the office in his new role on the Headquarters team is the week of September 28. At that time, you'll be able to contact him at jpa@phikappapsi.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @JPA1852. Congratulate him on his new position, and wish him a Happy Birthday (his birthday is today)!

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.