November 12, 2012 - Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Executive Director Shawn M. Collinsworth today announced the hiring of Nicholas A. Estrada IUPUI '08 as the Fraternity's new Director of Leadership Development. Brother Estrada's employment will commence on January 2,. 2013.
"Brother Estrada is an ideal candidate to take on the challenges of this position," Collinsworth said. "His unique understanding of all aspects of the Fraternity and his knowledge of our leadership programs and undergraduate needs provides a perfect fit for Phi Kappa Psi."
Brother Estrada was a founding member of the Indiana Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi at IUPUI, helping to grow the initial group of young men into one of the strongest chapters of Phi Psi nationwide. A year after his chapter was installed, Estrada was elected by his peers as the Archon for District III, taking a seat on the Fraternity's Executive Council as one of 10 voting members.
"This position requires a great understanding of what our over 5,000 undergraduate members are looking for to enrich their lives and collegiate experience," Collinsworth added. "With Nick's countless conversations with students around the country, I am confident he is going to grow our leadership programs to new heights."
Estrada will begin his role with Phi Kappa Psi upon completing his masters degree in higher education and student affairs at the University of South Carolina. Once back in his home state of Indiana, Nick will immediately take over several key programs for Phi Kappa Psi, including the Terrence G. Harper Presidents Leadership Academy, held annually in Indianapolis, and the Woodrow Wilson Leadership School, held in the summer of 2013 on the campus of Butler University. Beginning on January 2nd, he will be available at NAE@phikappapsi.com.
"I am tremendously honored to be able to return to serving Phi Kappa Psi, this time as a member of our wonderful staff," Estrada said. "To have a chance to guide and shape the programs that provided me so much as an undergraduate is a chance of a lifetime."
Estrada replaces Eric M. Jezewski Ashland '01, who is leaving the Phi Kappa Psi National Staff this November to pursue a career in youth ministry. He departs Laurel Hall after six years of dedicated service. Those appreciative of Eric's service are invited to contact the National Headquarters at 317-632-1852 to wish him well.
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association that engages men of integrity, further develops their intellect and enhances community involvement. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential through a lifelong experience of service and excellence. Founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore, more than 119,000 men have been initiated into the organization in its history.