The Robert H. Schaffer Award is presented by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) annually to an individual in the field of higher education who has demonstrated a long term commitment to fraternities and sororities. The individual demonstrates a commitment to fostering positive change on college campuses through the advisement of the fraternity/sorority community, builds partnerships in higher education and the interfraternal community, has positive and lasting impact on both campuses of employment and the profession of fraternity/sorority advising, and mentors new and seasoned professionals.
Dr. Charles Pride is the Director of Student Activities and University Center at Western Kentucky University. His experience in student affairs began with his recipe of a B.A., M.A. and Ed.S. from Western Kentucky University. He later earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Louisville. Charley’s fraternity and sorority history of engagement and advocacy is expansive, and includes volunteer roles, including General Council President for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Charley has also served as Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) faculty, a five-time Southeastern Panhellenic Conference Region Advisor, and a three-time Southeastern Interfraternity Conference Area Advisor. For his contributions to the field over his career, Charley has been awarded Sigma Nu’s Greek Advisor of the Year Award, a Kappa Alpha Order Appreciation Award, the Jane H. Sutton Advisor of the Year Award, and an Order of Omega Fellowship.
Brother Pride will receive the award at the AFA Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, December 5.