Subject: NGLA Newsletter - August 2013

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Getting Strategic
In 2011, the Northeast Greek Leadership Association embarked on a strategic planning process designed to improve the Association’s ability to better serve fraternity and sorority members in the Northeast. Through this process, the board developed a comprehensive mission: “NGLA builds community among students from a variety of fraternal experiences, challenges members to align their actions with fraternal values, and empowers advocates to transform and improve their communities.

The strategies to accomplish this mission and vision are as follows:

  • Use mission, vision and values to drive expansion of services
  • Strengthen board infrastructure, operations and communication
  • Expand and cultivate volunteer base
  • Improve communication with members
  • Leverage talents of partners to create value
  • Formalize mechanisms for defining, tracking and celebrating achievement
  • Create value NGLA membership through access to resources
  • Build community within diversity
Since 2011, NGLA has worked diligently to achieve these objectives. Click the link below to learn more about what the Association has accomplished to date.
Learn More about the Strategic Plan
NGLA welcomes two new Directors to Board
The Northeast Greek Leadership Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of both Adam Cantley and Chad Sandifer to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The roles are three year volunteer appointments.

Both members will work to further our assessment practices as well as our data collection in addition to serving as general members of the Board of Directors. “We think Chad’s and Adam’s innovative thinking, insight into the fraternity/sorority community, and experience serving our association will be great assets to the board and our strategic direction,” says Wendi Kinney, executive director.
Adam Cantley
Since moving to the University of Delaware in the Northeast, Adam has been actively engaged in NGLA. Most recently, Adam has been serving the association as a conference committee volunteer. His past experience as the National President of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, as well as his adept understanding of our organization made him stand out to the personnel committee.

Adam is the Assistant Director of the University Student Centers, University of Delaware. He holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership: College Student Development from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Adam is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Chad Sandifer
Chad attended the NGLA annual conference in the past with his delegation from St. John’s University and served as a facilitator for NGLA’s educational programming. The personnel committee was impressed by his recent experience starting a pharmacy school from the ground up at Farleigh Dickinson in New Jersey.

Chad is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Student Engagement at Farleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy, in Madison, NJ. He earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University in 2013. He is a member of Sigma Nu.

Chad remarks, “Being on the NGLA Board of Directors will allow me to serve the fraternity and sorority community in its growth and development while providing me the platform to give back to a community that serves so many. I am excited about the strategic planning process and examining how social media and access to technology can further support experiences created through NGLA.”
Lively Experiment Research Drive-In
When King Charles II granted Roger Williams the charter to found the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations for new found freedom, he referred to its formation as a “lively experiment.” The NASPA Region 1 Fraternity & Sorority Knowledge Community in partnership with the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) will be hosting a “lively experiment”--a regional drive-in focused upon enhancing the research agenda in fraternity/sorority life. We hope you will join us in engaging in conversations with colleagues as we strive to promote research and assessment initiatives and support existing research on fraternities and sororities.

Conference Details
· September 27, 2013
· 10:00am-4:00pm
· Providence Campus, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Sponsored in partnership with the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Kappa Delta Phi, Phi Mu Delta, and Theta Delta Chi.
Click Here to Register
New England Greek Summit
NGLA is excited to announce that the New England Greek Summit (NEGS), a one-day drive-in conference for Greek student leaders, will be held at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 
Register Today!
Call for Programs
The Call for Programs for NEGS closes this Friday, August 23. Make sure to submit your program proposal today!
Submit a Program Proposal!
Call for NGLA Volunteers still live
NGLA is seeking dedicated student affairs professionals on campuses and headquarters to join our volunteer ranks for the 2013-2014 academic year. Vacancies still exist for our drive-in conferences, marketing/member recruitment, newsletter, blog, recognition and Annual Conference Impact Awards teams. Not currently living in the Northeast? Not a problem! All positions are remote and only require you to have a desire to enhance the fraternal experiences of the students of our region. For more information regarding NGLA or our volunteer opportunities please visit our website at or contact Tiffany Neal, Coordinator of Volunteers, at
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