I am pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has selected Stephen J. Ehrfurth to become the new Executive Director of Alpha Delta Phi. The decision was made on the recommendation of the Search Committee after a two month search process.
Steve was initiated in 2003 by the Minnesota Chapter at the University of Minnesota where he earned a B.A. in urban geography and political science in 2006. He was hired by the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity in 2006 as a Chapter Service Consultant (CSC). Throughout his two years as a CSC, he visited every chapter multiple times while assisting in the expansions efforts at Brandeis University, Northeastern University and Duke University. He also assisted with the successful chapter restart efforts of Miami University and the University of Washington which were led by local alumni.
Steve has served as president of the Minnesota Chapter Alumni Association since 2004 and continues to play an active role with Minnesota alumni. He has previously served as treasurer of the Board of Governors and as the chairman of the communications committee and editor of Xaipe, the fraternity’s biannual newsletter. He also served as chairman of the annual literary competition for the Samuel Eells Literary and Educational Foundation (SELEF) for the past eight years.
Steve brings an energetic and committed spirit to our organization’s management which will help the headquarters better service our chapters and affiliates. He brings first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a CSC and how to help chapters succeed which will help successfully manage the CSC staff. He plans to travel to chapters and alumni gatherings to meet and reach out to our members to showcase the good work of the international. Together with the Board of Governors, he has big plans to launch a new virtual database and chapter portal system (Xaipe Connect), a new informative website and to provide improved methods of communication, social media and member outreach.
Please join me and the Board of Governors in congratulating him on this new role! Xaipe!