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Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Appoints New Associate Director of Member Development

Indianapolis, Dec. 11, 2017 – Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity has hired James E. McLendon (SIUE ’10) as Associate Director of Member Development.

McLendon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and a Masters of Public Administration and Policy Analysis from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.  He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, the Phi Psi Family, and has worked as a volunteer advisor.

“Our team is overjoyed to have James join our organization,” Kyle Hickman (Lycoming ’07), Senior Director of Member Development, said.  “His experience with Phi Kappa Psi, leadership programming and chapter coaching will be invaluable in this role.”

Most recently, McLendon served as a Program Coordinator for Saint Louis University, where he focused on multicultural advising and leadership, and was the main advisor for 18 cultural and identity-based student organizations and the university’s Multicultural Greek Council.  In his new role, beginning January 2, McLendon will be responsible for overseeing the Fraternity’s hazing prevention efforts, Professional Development Conference, and academic initiatives.

“I am grateful to be working for the organization that has shaped so much of who I am and provided many positive experiences,” McLendon said.  “The Member Development team is doing the kind of work that I would have loved having access to as a student.  Now, as a professional, I have the opportunity to give back by providing these resources to our men.”

Beginning in January, McLendon can be reached via e-mail at jem@phikappapsi.com.

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 more than 100 chapters across the United States with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.