Staff

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.


Shelly Brown Dobek

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Oversight of Department Operations
  • Village Development
  • Outreach/Connections
  • Communications

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.


Michael Keane
Associate Director

Responsibilities

  • 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.


Julie Bryant
Associate Director

Responsibilities

  • 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
Assistant Director
(start date May 1)

Responsibilities

  • 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
Assistant Director (start date June 1)

Responsibilities

  • 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.


 

Winn DeckerWinn Decker
Assistant Director (interim)

Responsibilities

  • Council Oversight:  IFC and MGC
  • FSL Ambassadors
  • Diversity and Inclusion Work
  • Community Development

Background:  Winn is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Student in Public Administration at North Carolina State University.  His passion for education and knowledge informs his focus on Policy Analysis and Evaluation. Winn completed his Master’s Degree in Higher Education at NC State and served as the advisor to the Interfraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council during that time.  Winn is an active volunteer for It’s On Us, serving as the Regional Advisor for the Southeast Region.  Winn received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rhodes College where he became a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.  Winn is graciously serving in the Assistant Director role for the 2019-2020 academic year while the Department completes a national search to fill the position.


Emily Saylor
Graduate Assistant
(anticipated start date August 1)

Responsibilities

  • Chapter Officer Training
  • Recruitment, Intake and New Member Education Support
  • Standards of Excellence Assessment, Reporting and Awards
  • Helper-Helper
  • Chapter Resident Director for Kappa Kappa Gamma (H16)

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!


Cassandra McIntyre
Administrative Specialist

Responsibilities

  • 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.

 


Janet Chester

House Director
Delta Gamma

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.

 


Shanci Robinson
House Director
Delta Zeta

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.

 


Currently Vacant
House Director

Sigma Phi Epsilon

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Robin Hammer
House Director
Lambda Chi Alpha

Background:  Robin received her B.A. in Psychology at American University. While at American she was an R.A. and an intern at the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors.  Robin attended the University of Connecticut for her M.A. in Higher Education Administration. Here she worked in Residential Life, first as a Head Resident and then as an Area Coordinator supervising Head Residents and RAs. Robin comes to us after being a House Director for six years at the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta at Syracuse University.  Prior to working as a House Director Robin owned and operated her bed & breakfast on Nantucket Island, MA.  While on Nantucket Island Robin served as President of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce and Player Agent for Nantucket Island Little League.


Bri Pearson
Chapter Resident Director

Alpha Delta Pi (H8)

Background:  Brianna graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016 with a Baccalaureate Degree in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. During her undergraduate tenure, she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. For two years, she served as a Resident Advisor, and also held many other campus leadership positions. It was this service that fueled her desire to pursue a Masters in Higher Education Administration at NC State. In addition to being a Chapter Residence Director, she will serve as the Employer Relations Assistant in the Career Development Center.

 


Patti B. Harris

Chapter Resident Director
Kappa Alpha Order (H13) and Beta Theta Pi (H14)

Background: Patti is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at NC State University and serves as a doctoral graduate research assistant in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. Patti graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Social and Economic Justice. During her undergraduate career, Patti joined the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in the Spring of 2010. In May 2014, Patti completed her Master of Education in Higher Education from NC State University while serving as Residence Director of Owen Hall.  Following her Master’s degree, Patti served as the Director of the NC State College Advising Corps where she served to ensure ALL students have access to a higher.


Whitney McLaughlin

Chapter Resident Director

Kappa Kappa Gamma (H16)

Background: Whitney is a North Carolina native. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After graduation, she began her career in higher education where she has been for the last nine years serving thousands of students and families in NC. In 2015, Whitney completed her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. She is a licensed counselor and works part-time at a local private practice. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Counselor Education program. In addition to being a Chapter Resident Director, she is the graduate assistant in the Poole College of Management Career Center.

 


Paul Schnorenberg

Chapter Resident Director

Phi Kappa Tau and Alpha Gamma Rho (H3 and H15)

Background: Paul graduated from The University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. During his time at UNCW, Paul served as a Resident Assistant and held various other leadership roles. Paul will be pursuing his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration.

 

 

 


Martha Calvert
Chapter Resident Director

Sigma Kappa (H2)

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Twyla Howard
Chapter Resident Director

Pi Beta Phi (H7)

Background: Twyla is from Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to attending NCSU, she obtained a B.A. in Psychology at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. During this time she was able to gain experience in residence life, student alumni council, and child/youth development.  She is a second-year Masters student in the Counselor Education program at North Carolina State University. She looks forward to a positive and memorable year!

 

 

 


Lindsay Charters

Chapter Resident Director
Kappa Alpha Theta (H4)

Background:  Lindsay graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Psychology and minors in Leadership Studies & Childhood Studies. During her undergraduate career, she joined Delta Gamma Fraternity where she served in various director roles, served Panhellenic as a recruitment counselor, and held many other campus leadership positions. After graduating in 2018, Lindsay has spent the last year working at her alma mater in the President’s Leadership Program & has served multiple Delta Gamma chapters as their Member Education Adviser. Lindsay is now pursuing her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration here at NC State. In addition to being a Chapter Resident Director, she will serve as the University Housing Graduate Assistant for Residential Education, Leadership, & Assessment.