Dr. B Announces Plan to Retire from HQ
December 15, 2016
J. Tanner Marcantel, Executive Director
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Director of Leadership Development and Education Dr. Phil Barrineau, of Greensboro, North Carolina announced his retirement after more than ten years of service to Theta Xi Fraternity. His last day on staff will be July 31, 2017.
Dr. B accrued considerable distinction as the Director of Leadership and Education at Fraternity Headquarters since his hiring on March 1, 2006. Under the guidance of Dr. B, Theta Xi implemented the Leadership Initiative, including the All True Men program, Vredenburgh Presidents Academy, Rising Stars Academy, and Newell District Leadership Academies. Additionally, he served as Director of Expansion, leading the efforts to start chapters at Georgia Southern University, Shippensburg University, and Western Carolina University.
His relentless pursuit of improving the personal and leadership development of undergraduates will be his legacy for the Fraternity. Upon reflection, Dr. B noted that he is proudest of two things: the creation of the peer facilitator program for the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy; and the enhancement of the facilitation teams for all leadership programs to include alumni brothers, campus partners, and friends of the Fraternity. “It’s been a highlight of my time on Headquarters staff to see nearly 50 young alumni and 75 volunteers engage in our pursuit of the highest quality leadership development programming for college men. I will cherish the relationships built with these brothers and volunteers for a lifetime.”
Theta Xi is also pleased to announce that Dr. B will remain engaged on a contract basis, and will coordinate the engagement and leadership development of alumni, especially advisors and advisory teams.
About Theta Xi Fraternity:
Theta Xi was founded in 1864 by eight students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY during the Civil War. Founded as the first professional social fraternity with limited membership to undergraduate men majoring in engineering. The Fraternity Headquarters, located today in St. Louis, MO, provides leadership programs and personal development education to more than 50 chapters and colonies across the United States, and has initiated over 70,000 brothers.
Theta Xi Enhances Partnership, Chooses Compass
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In 2011, Theta Xi began a chapter financial management relationship with OmegaFi to improve collections, accountability, officer training and transition. Last year, Theta Xi sought to streamline the collection of national dues and fees while making it easier for chapter leaders to view their statement and billing history.
“Within months of partnering with OmegaFi to collect national dues and fees we saw an increase in cash-flow,” said Theta Xi Executive Director Tanner Marcantel. “Our chapters were already working with OmegaFi to manage their local finances, it was a natural fit for us to partner with OmegaFi and make one more process easier for our undergraduates. Our partnership also freed up valuable headquarters staff time; allowing us to focus on our priorities of leadership development, chapter services, and fraternity growth rather than worrying about collections. These are real resources that we could turn around and invest back in our members.”
Theta Xi Fraternity to Colonize at Arizona State University
September 14, 2016
The Grand Lodge of Theta Xi Fraternity is pleased to announce that the Fraternity will be rejoining the Arizona State University Greek community this Fall. After nine years away from campus, a group of men will be hand-selected to revitalize and create an exceptional Theta Xi experience with the assistance of volunteers, LaunchPoint, and Headquarters staff.
Arizona State is home to a large fraternity and sorority life system. Joining a community of over 60 fraternities and sororities, the colony will offer an unhoused experience focused on unity, flexibility and values-based development. This effort will be augmented with the support of Arizona States highly engaged staff of student development professionals.
Theta Xi Fraternity returns to West Liberty University in 2017
August 28th, 2016
WHEELING, WV. – The Grand Lodge of Theta Xi Fraternity is pleased to announce, in partnership with the West Liberty Office of Campus Activities, that Theta Xi Fraternity will return to West Liberty University in the Spring of 2017. This will mark the return of Theta Xi to West Liberty since the initial establishment of the Beta Phi Chapter in November of 1966.
Beginning in January, a select group of men will have the opportunity to create an exceptional fraternal experience with the assistance of both alumni volunteers and Headquarters personnel. West Liberty University is home to a growing fraternity community with a supportive and highly engaged staff.
Weldon to join staff as Consultant
May 16, 2016
Fraternity Headquarters will welcome our second consultant, Lukas Weldon, Kappa 1064, to the staff this summer. Brother Weldon recently graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering and minors in robotics and Spanish. During his time at Rose, he has been highly involved in Theta Xi serving as chapter president, 4 terms as senior house manager, and 4 terms on the Interfraternity Council.
Theta Xi Announces Two Staff Hires
Senior staff expanded to support fraternity growth initiatives and increase chapter services
May 2, 2016
ST. LOUIS, MO. – Theta Xi Fraternity is excited to announce the addition of two staff members to the headquarters to meet the needs of the current chapters and to support the growth in membership and the chapter roll. Ian Pellerin, Kappa Tau 794, will transition to the role of Director of Fraternity Growth and Emilee Danielson-Burke will fill the position of Director of Chapter Services.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Ian to his new role on our staff and Emilee to the Headquarters family,” says Tanner Marcantel, Theta Xi Executive Director. “Their respective experience working with undergraduates, alumni, and partners will help strengthen Theta Xi’s existing chapters and enhance the overall member experience.”
Thibodeaux to join staff as Consultant
March 30, 2016
Fraternity Headquarters is excited to announce that Alek Thibodeaux, Alpha Omicron 1096, will join the staff as a leadership consultant for the 2016-17 year. Brother Thibodeaux will graduate this May from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in political science. During his time at ULL, he has been highly involved in Theta Xi serving as chapter president for two terms, vice president, parliamentarian, and philanthropy chairman. Alek also works with many charities and fundraisers in the Lafayette area benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Relay for Life.
Theta Xi Fraternity recolonizing Theta Chapter at Purdue University
March 29, 2016
Contact: Ian Pellerin, Director of Fraternity Growth
The Grand Lodge of Theta Xi Fraternity is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Theta Alumni Association, the Purdue IFC, and the Dean of Students staff, that Theta Xi Fraternity will return to Purdue University in the fall 2016.
Marcantel Named Executive Director
J. Tanner Marcantel appointed 11th Executive Director of Theta Xi Fraternity
July 2, 2015
Theta Xi Fraternity is pleased to announce that J. Tanner Marcantel, Alpha Alpha 1675 and current Vice President for Chapter Operations on the Grand Lodge, has been offered and has accepted the position of Executive Director. Tanner will serve as the 11th Executive Director in Theta Xi’s storied history, assuming the role after a lengthy and productive selection process. Tanner will assume his duties on August 3 after a transition from Interim Executive Director, Charlie Hiemenz.