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Pam Peter

Pam Peter

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Assistant Dean

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: papeter@syr.edu

Pam joined FASA in October 2018 as the Interim Director before being named Assitant Dean for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Pam has worked at Syracuse University for 18 years and has served as both the Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and as an Assistant Director in the Office of Residence Life. She originally hails from New Jersey, although she has called the city of Syracuse and the University home for 18 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State, Erie the Behrend College and her Master’s degree in Education at Penn State, University Park. In December 2013, Pam became an official Orange alumna after earning a second Master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education. Pam also serves as a part-time faculty member in the Higher Education program. Pam is a nine time NFL Draft attendee (although she has yet to be drafted by an NFL team.), enjoys spending time hiking with her two dogs, shoveling snow and has recently learned to enjoy running.

Pam advises the following councils and organizations:

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated

Evan Englander

Evan Englander

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Assistant Director

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: ewenglan@syr.edu

Evan Englander joined the FASA team in July of 2017 and is excited to be a part of Orange Nation. He is fervent about turning thoughts into actions and actions into experiences for the students he gets the pleasure to interact with. This passion began brewing during his experience in Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at SUNY (State University of New York) Oneonta. His love and belief in the power of fraternity drives him to work with students to make their fraternity/sorority experience the best they can be.

As the Assistant Director of FASA he hopes to have opportunity to redefine the fraternal experience for students through innovative and new programs, as well as work through the daily issues of chapter leadership within a historic Greek Community. Evan also works as a facilitator for NovakTalks, a consulting and advocacy group for campus safety, hazing prevention, student risk management and student organization development with college students across the country. Previously, Evan was the Assistant Director for Residential Fraternities at Washington State University, where he was named Organization Advisor of the Year by the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU). Having previously worked in leadership programs and Diversity Affairs, Evan’s approach to fraternity/sorority life is one centered on making our organizations more welcoming, diverse, safe, and educational places to grow as a person.

Evan earned his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Communication Studies from SUNY Oneonta and his Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a certified Ladder of Risk facilitator, a graduate of the Interfraternity Institute and a chapter advisor for his chapter of Phi Psi at SUNY Oneonta. Evan is an active member of the Association for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, ACPA, and NASPA. 

Evan advises the following councils and organizations:

  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Theta Pi
  • Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Incorporated
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Phi Sigma Pi
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Incorporated
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Psi (colony) 

Lael Pierce

Lael Pierce

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Program Coordinator

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: lpierc01@syr.edu

Lael Pierce was raised in Yonkers, NY, a suburb just outside of New York City.  Lael attended Utica College where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.  During her college years, she was actively involved in the Student Senate, Black Student Union and the Step Team.  Her commitment to higher education began immediately after graduation, as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at her alma mater, where she was responsible for the recruitment of New York City students.  She continued on as an Academic Coach, Student Services Director and Access Advisor for various institutions, leading students beyond their personal and academic challenges, and into success.

 Lael is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she currently services as President of the Syracuse graduate chapter, and as an elected officer of the New York State Executive-Board.  She believes in leading by example and with a heart of service.  She hopes to instill in others the historical and educational significance of Greek organizations and encourage members to leave a positive, impactful legacy. Her favorite things to do in her free time include volunteering, spending time with her niece, watching YouTube videos and taking long drives.  

Lael advises the following councils and organizations:

  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • Professional Fraternity Council (PFC)
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated 

Shawn Padonu

Shawn Padonu

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Graduate Assistant

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: skpadonu@syr.edu

Shawn Padonu is a southern gentleman from the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Shawn attended Columbus State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations. Shawn's passion for Student Affairs stems from his own undergraduate experience in which he took part in many aspects of his university, such as multicultural services, disability support services, recruitment/orientation, residence life, student activities, and career development/services. As a Higher Education Administration graduate student, Shawn looks forward to applying his in-class education to his day-to-day position in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. He hopes to help the Greek community break free of societal stereotypes and unify all councils and the SU community. In his spare time Shawn is an avid Netflix user and is addicted to Frank Ocean.

Shawn advises the following organizations: 

  • Panhellenic Council (PHC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Incorporated
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity Incorporated
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Incorporated
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho  

Jovana Fitzgerald

Jovana Fitzgerald

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Graduate Assistant

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: jfitzg03@syr.edu

Jovana was born and raised in Santa Clarita, California. She attended Boise State University in Idaho, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Communication as well as a Certificate in Leadership and Human Relations. While at Boise State, she became a founding sister of her Panhellenic sorority and served multiple leadership positions within her local chapter as well as national headquarters. Her passion for Student Affairs started with her work within the Student Involvement and Leadership Center, being a Campus Tour Guide, an Orientation Leader, and Alpha Mentor. During her studies, she also had the opportunity to attend LeaderShape and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute. She enjoys giving back to the community and worked with organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and Women’s and Children’s Alliance of Boise. Her work in the different departments within Student Affairs drove Jovana's decision to pursue her Master's Degree in Higher Education at Syracuse. Jovana strongly believes in the foundation of sororities and fraternities. She hopes to help others through education on the importance of values not only within Greek organizations but also within students everyday lives. When not in the office, Jovana enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix, volunteering, and imagining she’s at the beach! 

 

Jovana advises the following organizations: 

  • Professional Fraternity Council (PFC)
  • National Assocition of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Incorporated
  • Phi Delta Theta

Greg J. Bronk

Greg J. Bronk

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Budget and Operations

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: gjbronk@syr.edu

Greg is originally from Marcy, NY, a suburb just north of Utica. He received his Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Real Estate from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2012. While at SU, Greg had the opportunity to be a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, as well as study abroad in London, UK. He looks forward to bringing his passion for the University into his work and help foster the positive environment that he experienced.


MaryJo Guard

MaryJo Guard

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Office Coordinator

Suite 100, Women's Building
Phone: 315-443-2718
Email: mguard@syr.edu
MaryJo grew up in Newburgh, NY, a suburb north of New York City.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Relations & Human Resource Management from Le Moyne College in 1990.  As an undergraduate student, MaryJo was social chairman and volunteer coordinator of Pi Nu Epsilon Sorority.  Before working as an Office Coordinator, she worked in the Labor & Employment Law Department at Hancock Estabrook law firm.  Her passion is to volunteer at the Rescue Mission and “pay it forward” through community involvement.  She currently serves as the President of the Liverpool High School Girls Lacrosse Booster Club.  She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughters play lacrosse.  She is excited to be working at Syracuse University and is looking forward to interacting with students!