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Greek Life coordinator moves on

Recently, Brianna Lombardozzi, the former Greek Life Coordinator at APSU, took a position at a new university as an associate director of Fraternity & Sorority Life. While at APSU, Lombardozzi helped Greek chapters at APSU grow significantly.

“Many new chapters [were] colonized or re-recognized under my assistance,” Lombardozzi said. The new chapters and colonies at APSU under Lombardozzi included Kappa Alpha Order, FIJI and Alpha Gamma Delta. APSU also re-recognized Omega Psi Phi & Phi Beta Sigma during her tenure. In the spring, According to Lombardozzi, Pi Kappa Alpha will re-colonize and in fall the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority will colonize.

“This position was an amazing entry-level job, and I had to opportunity to learn a considerable amount while I was at APSU,” Lombardozzi said. “But typically, for those in their first entry-level job, you stay at a job for two to three years or so.” Lombardozzi said since she had taken the position in 2009, it was natural to start looking for new work that would challenge her in different ways.

Lombardozzi said she had some of her best experiences while at APSU.

“Over my four years at APSU, I worked with the most amazing students,” Lombardozzi said. “I can confidently say that APSU fraternity and sorority members are by far the best of the best. I had so much joy working with the fraternity and sorority community and it was, by far, one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences I could have ever [dreamed] of as my first professional job.”

“All of Greek life is really happy for [Lombardozzi] and glad she could contribute so much to APSU,” said Alicia de Jesus, a junior and part of the Greek community.

A search to fill the vacant Greek Life coordinator position began recently and has been narrowed down to a few select candidates.  Dean of Students Greg Singleton said the process began by advertising the position on a national website called Higheredjobs.com and in the Leaf-Chronicle newspaper.

“After a two week advertisement of the position, applicants [were] reviewed by myself and a select group of candidates [were] selected for phone interviews,” Singleton said. The phone interviews were held on Friday, Nov. 8 and a few applicants were invited to campus for interviews.

Singleton said that APSU needs a coordinator who is not afraid to step outside of the box.

“I want someone who is going to be a team player and work closely with faculty, staff and fraternity and sorority volunteers: someone who is innovative, creative … someone who is going to be focused on both student and organizational success,” Singleton said.

According to Singleton, the process should be finished by Friday, Dec. 13.

“The finalists have already been identified and have been invited to campus,” Singleton said. “On-campus interviews will take place on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10.”

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