Search for Greek Life director winds down
On April 19 and 20, Georgia College interviewed two candidates for the open Greek Life Director position.
The search committee narrowed the field to two applicants: Tyler Havens and Ebony Ramsey.
“The position initially opened three months ago,” said Bert Rosenberger, search committee chairman. “The committee will review all the information and submit our recommendation to Tom Miles, and it will be up to him to either accept our recommendation, or we can look deeper in the pool at that point, or open it back up for more candidates.”
Each candidate gave a presentation entitled “The Role of Fraternities and Sororities at a Public Liberal Arts University.” Representatives from departments across campus, Greek members and students came to hear these presentations. After each presentation the floor opened for the audience to ask the candidates questions. Each audience member was given a feedback form for the search committee to help them in their decision.
The office of Greek Life has had one full time position for a while, and they are now expanding to two full time staff members.
“I’ve been a staff of one for six years, so I’m pretty enthused about having some full time help,” said Reese Cohn, assistant director of Greek Life.
Some members of the organizations believe having a director will help Greek Life at GC grow further.
“The biggest thing we need at GC is a direction. We’ve got a lot of great people, and we need to get the infrastructure in place so we can continue to grow,” said Evan Karanovich, Parliamentarian of Kappa Alpha, and member of the search committee.
According to Karanovich, GC has added a few organizations in the last few years, but a plan was never made on how to deal with the growth. He said a director for Greek Life could aid in creating and implementing that plan.
“We’ve kind of had a lot of unprecedented growth, so it’s kind of put us at a disadvantage because we didn’t have time to get the infrastructure,” Karanovich said.
Tyler Havens is currently the assistant director of student activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Ebony Ramsey served as the director of student activities at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Each candidate’s resume can be viewed at http://gcsu.orgsync.com/fraternityandsororitycandidates.