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.”

Ian joined the Headquarters staff in 2012 as a leadership consultant, and began oversight of Chapter Services in 2013. In that time, Ian visited over 40 chapters and colonies, working to improve chapter operations through the consultant visitation program, annual report and accreditation, awards program, and officer training. As Director of Fraternity Growth, Ian will focus on expansion to new campuses, returning dormant chapters to active status, and providing strategic support to existing groups in the areas of recruitment and membership standards. Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Brother Pellerin will begin his new role on June 1.

Emilee will join the headquarters staff on July 5 after many years as a volunteer for Theta Xi at the Rising Stars Academy and Newell District Leadership Academy. Emilee brings with her over 10 years of experience working in student affairs as an Associate Dean of Students at Shippensburg University, home of the Gamma Chi Chapter of Theta Xi. Emilee is proud member of Delta Zeta Sorority, having served as an advisor to her own chapter at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. She is a long-time member and volunteer for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and has a passion for harm reduction and risk prevention. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in communications and history, and a master’s degree in education, all from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Emilee will oversee all facets of chapter services including the leadership consultant program, annual report, accreditation, awards, risk management response, and prevention education. Emilee, and her husband Tom, will relocate to St. Louis in the early summer.

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