On July 11, Clay Coleman will join Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity’s General Headquarters Staff to serve in the role of Director of Education. Clay will be tasked with overseeing all educational strategies of Phi Delta Theta and its Academy of Leadership and Ethics as prescribed by the Fraternity’s strategic plan Phi Delt 2020. His paramount responsibilities are to further develop and manage a holistic educational effort through programs that utilize technology and promote our values to undergraduate and alumni members in-person. This is accomplished through instructor-led and e-learning training in the following areas: values-based leadership development, undergraduate and alumni officer development, standardized Phikeia Education, sound learning and career transition.
Clay brings 12 years of professional experience in student affairs administration. Most recently, he served as Director, Student Affairs at the University of Central Florida, where he provided leadership and oversight of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Housing Development operations. Under his tutelage, Brother Coleman developed and executed a comprehensive UCF Fraternity and Sorority Life Strategic Plan, redesigned the Standards of Excellence accreditation program, enhanced the UCF’s Greek Leadership Challenge program curriculum and created a new professional position in the office to oversee and focus on risk prevention education.
Coleman is a member of the Texas Gamma Chapter and graduate of Southwestern University where he studied communications and business. He also holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, Clay was honored by the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference with the Dr. Tom Shoemaker Advisor of the Year award.
In addition to his professional experience, Brother Coleman has served as Province President for Phi Delta Theta in both Virginia and South Florida. Recently, he had the privilege to support two successful colonies that received their charters.
“It is a distinct honor to join the Phi Delta Theta Headquarters staff as we continue to set ourselves apart as the premiere fraternal leadership organization and to complete our ambitious Phi Delt 2020 Plan. I am often asked by fellow colleagues in higher education how Phi Delt continues to thrive as an organization during turbulent times. My answer is simple, we challenge our chapter members, volunteers, and alumni to always strive to become the greatest versions of themselves!”