Theta Xi Foundation names Marcantel as Executive Director

February 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO. – In partnership with the Grand Lodge of the Fraternity, Theta Xi Foundation is excited to announce that J. Tanner Marcantel, Alpha Alpha 1675, will assume the role as executive director. Brother Marcantel will serve in this capacity for both the foundation and the fraternity. In this position, Tanner will be responsible for the Foundation’s administrative operations and will provide support to the board of trustees.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tanner to this additional role at Theta Xi Headquarters,” says Ken Miller, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “His past Theta Xi experience working with our undergraduates and alumni will help strengthen Foundation initiatives and enhance our future goals and programs.”

 Brother Marcantel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of Theta Xi and the fraternity industry. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from LSU in International Trade and Finance, and a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to his employment at Theta Xi Headquarters, Tanner worked in higher education at the University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University and Georgia Tech.

Grand Lodge Names Roachford as Undergraduate Director

June 22, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MO. – The Grand Lodge of Theta Xi Fraternity is excited to announce the addition of David Roachford, Alpha Nu 1078, to the board as undergraduate director. In this position, Brother Roachford will assume the responsibilities afforded to a member of the Grand Lodge for the current term, ending at the 154th Anniversary Convention in 2018.

“We’re excited to have David step up and fill this vacancy on the Grand Lodge,” says James O. Pike, National President. “His service to Theta Xi will be valuable to the brotherhood, as he represents the voice of our undergraduate members.”

Brother Roachford fills the vacancy created by Brother Benjamin Fick, Kappa Sigma 1377. Brother Fick resigned his position on the Grand Lodge after accepting employment at Theta Xi Headquarters as a leadership consultant earlier this summer.

According to the National Constitution and Bylaws, a vacant undergraduate director position is to be filled with the brother who obtained the next highest number of votes at the prior Anniversary Convention.

Theta Xi Names Lemoine as Director of Fraternity Education

April 28, 2017


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ST. LOUIS, MO. – Theta Xi Fraternity is excited toannounce the addition of Bernard “Bernie” Lemoine, Alpha Omicron 1053, to the headquarters staff as the Director of Fraternity Education. In this position, Brother Lemoine will be responsible for the Fraternity’s leadership development programs, educational resources, and other member development curricula. This will include the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy, Rising Stars Academy, and Newell District Leadership Academies.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Bernie to his new role at Fraternity Headquarters,” says Tanner Marcantel, Theta Xi Executive Director. “His past Theta Xi experience working with our undergraduates and alumni will help strengthen our current programs and enhance the next phase of member education in the Fraternity.”

 Brother Lemoine brings with him extensive professional knowledge of over 7 years in the sales industry managing and leading dynamic teams worldwide. He also put his entrepreneurial talents to use when he created a firm that provides executive leadership coaching to small business owners in southwest Louisiana. Bernie has served Theta Xi in a variety of roles including chapter president, Undergraduate Director on the Grand Lodge, Bayou Hill District Director and lead facilitator for the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy. Bernie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Brother Lemoine will begin his new role on July 1, 2017.

Dr. B Announces Plan to Retire from HQ

December 15, 2016


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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.”

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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