The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life is a dynamic team with varied experience and expertise to support the Fraternity and Sorority Community at NC State.
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Strategic Oversight of Department Operations
- Village Development
Background: Shelly is a Delta Zeta from Southern Illinois University. Shelly earned her Master’s Degree from SIUC and worked at Bowling Green State University coordinating Leadership Programs, Sorority Housing and advising the NPHC for three years before joining the NC State staff in the Fall of 2001 as Associate Director of Greek Life. In July of 2013, she was appointed Interim Director of Greek Life. She was promoted to the role of Director of Greek Life in May 2014. She was elected to the Executive Board for the Association of Fraternity|Sorority Advisors for 3 terms and served as the 2012 President.
- University Owned-Housing
- Risk Reduction
- Supervision of Chapter Resident Directors / House Directors
Background: Michael received his Master’s of Counselor Education from Clemson University. Prior to that, he graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC where he joined Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Michael has worked in fraternity and sorority life at Bowling Green State University and Virginia Tech developing living and learning communities through leadership and risk education, as well as managing fraternity and sorority housing. Michael is originally from Chicago.
- Chapter Services
- Standards of Excellence
- Officer Training
- Academic Support
Background: Julie is a graduate of James Madison University, where she became a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She received a Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. Julie has worked professionally in fraternity and sorority life for six years. Prior to joining the staff at NC State, she worked as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at George Mason University and the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Involvement at the University of Montana.
Hector G. Cuevas
- Council Oversight: Interfraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council
- Order of Omega
- New Member Institute
- Diversity and Inclusion Work
- Community Development
Background: Hector is a Beta Theta Pi from Florida International University and is originally from Miami, Florida. Hector earned his Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. Prior to joining the team at NC State, he worked as a Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life at Emory University. Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). When he is away from work, he enjoys traveling, playing with his dog, and spending time with his family.
Byron L. Harris
- Council Oversight: Panhellenic Association and National Pan-Hellenic Council
- Circle of Sisterhood
- Certified Peer Educators
- Community Development
Background: Byron Harris is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Byron is a recent graduate of the College Student Affairs Program at Rutgers University- New Brunswick. A Raleigh native, he is excited to return home to begin his professional career.
Graduate Assistant and Chapter Resident Director
Kappa Kappa Gamma (H2)
- Chapter Officer Training
- Recruitment, Intake and New Member Education Support
- Standards of Excellence Assessment, Reporting and Awards
- Chapter Resident Director for Kappa Kappa Gamma (H2)
Background: Emily graduated from William & Mary in 2020, where she joined Kappa Delta Sorority. Her experience inspired her to continue working with Fraternity and Sorority Life to create caring, passionate communities for students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Government and is now pursuing her Masters of Higher Education Administration at NC State. A Massachusetts native, Emily and her family relocated to the Raleigh area in 2016, where she first encountered NC State. She’s so excited to work with students as a Graduate Assistant with Fraternity and Sorority Life!
- Chapter and Council Officer Database Management
- Greek Village Assignments and Out of House Billing
- Daily Operations of Department Office
Background: Cassandra comes to NC State after serving five years as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. She brings 20+ years of business experience to Fraternity and Sorority Life. Before her role at the museum, she worked as an office administrator in the Budget, Planning and Analysis division of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, now DEQ. Her background includes years in elementary education and training in business analytics and accounting. When she is away from work, she enjoys traveling, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with her family.
Alpha Delta Pi
Background: Amanda is an Alpha Delta Pi from Austin Peay State University. Amanda earned her +30 in Educational Leadership from Austin Peay State University, her Master’s Degree from Western Kentucky University in Library Media Education and her B.S. in English from Austin Peay State University. Amanda worked for 19 years as a public school educator in Robertson County, TN. She served as a high school English teacher, a graduation coach, an elementary school assistant principal, and a high school assistant principal.
Chapter Resident Director
Beta Theta Pi (H16) and Alpha Gamma Rho (H15)
Background: DeVanté graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with his Bachelor of Arts degree in French and German. At UNCC, he served as a Resident Advisor, Orientation Counselor, and Program Coordinator for the Campus Activities Board. He also joined Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity serving in various leadership roles both within his chapter and council. Currently, DeVanté is pursuing his Masters in Higher Education Administration at NC State. In addition to his role as a CRD, he also serves, at UNC Chapel Hill, as the Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Background: Janet graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in Linguistics. Most recently, Janet served as the House Director at Alpha Chi Omega at the Ohio State University for five years. They initiated her into membership in 2014. Prior to her time as a house director, she lived in Highlands, North Carolina, where she was a real estate broker. Janet has two daughters with multiple degrees in higher education, including two from NC State. In her spare time, Janet is involved in P.E.O. International, a philanthropic educational organization raising millions of dollars for scholarships for women’s education.
Chapter Resident Director
Delta Sigma Phi
Background: Micah is a North Carolina native of Winston-Salem. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology and Design and has worked in the CAD construction industry for several years. He is a fall 2016 initiate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Pi Nu Chapter. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in architectural engineering. He enjoys doing outdoor activities, photography, and traveling to new places.
Background: Shanci is a South Florida native dedicated to educational equity. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a master’s degree in Higher Education Policy. Shanci previously worked at Duke University, where she served as a Student Development Coordinator for three years. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Curriculum Instruction & Design. She is a published author (1978), a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and mom of two Yorkies – Boss and Juicy.
Kappa Alpha Theta
Background: Jody joins NC State after serving as the House Director for Kappa Alpha Theta at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Prior to working at W&L, she was a real estate agent and property manager in Virginia for over 20 years. She also worked in event planning and marketing for decades. Jody has three children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to paddleboard, travel, and garden.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Background: Madrina recently moved to Sunset Beach, NC from Oklahoma and is happy to be back in the South. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Mississippi State University and has worked in secondary education and petroleum land management. This is Madrina’s sixth year as a house director, and she previously worked with Kappa Alpha Order at both Mississippi State and the University of Oklahoma, and with Delta Chi at Mizzou. While not being a “mom away from home” for her fraternity residents, Madrina enjoys traveling, pilates reformer, gardening, going to concerts and cooking.
Chapter Resident Director
Pi Beta Phi (H4)
Background: Samantha is from Chantilly, Virginia. Samantha graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2019 with a degree in Biology and minors in Leadership Studies & Business Administration. During her undergraduate career, she gained experience in student activities, orientation, Residence Life, and leadership development and held many campus leadership positions. After graduating, Samantha spent a year working at her alma mater in the President’s Leadership Program, focusing on community service and experiential learning. Samantha is now pursuing her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration here at NC State.
Background: Julie comes to NC State after serving as the house director for ADPi at Kansas State University for two and a half years, Sigma Chi at Kansas State University for two and a half years, and Sigma Kappa at the University of Arizona for one year. During that time, Julie also served as a remote property manager for W81 Holdings in Branson, MO. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her sons and husband, hiking, and traveling.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Background: Anna is a California native who spent the last 20 years in Syracuse, NY. Her professional background is in purchasing and personal finance. Most recently, Anna served as the House Director at Sigma Kappa at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Anna has 3 children: a son who serves as a Chief in the Navy, a daughter in South Carolina, and a daughter currently living in China. Anna is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics with a concentration in Finance. In her spare time, Anna loves to hike, bike, travel, and explore.
Background: Renee received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Illinois. Her Independent Plan of Study focused on Human Geography themes in Urban Planning with an interest in Architectural and Landscape History. She is currently pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. She previously worked in marketing with a public health/education focus. Renee comes to NC State possessing an extensive volunteering history with non-profits focusing on community planning, historical preservation, the arts, and community services.