Dean: Coordinator has what TCU needs

While most of the other TCU Greek councils’ Web sites have an abundance of information, the Multicultural Greek Council Web site states, “Information coming soon,” but this is all about to change with the hiring of a new program coordinator.Gaius George, a U.S. Virgin Islands native, was hired to advise the MGC and said he wants to see the organizations flourish.

“I want to get the MGC up and running to where it is self-maintaining,” George said. “It is not my first go-around starting up a Greek council.”

George received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma. At OU, he joined a historically Latin fraternity, Omega Delta Phi. George established and served as president of the Latin Greek Council in his time at OU.

Having been raised by parents from the West Indies, lived in Houston since age 4 and been involved with a Latin fraternity, George has been exposed to a number of different cultures.

Ainsworth George, his younger brother, said their parents were instrumental in the children’s acceptance of so many cultures.

“They didn’t adapt to the culture here,” he said. “They lived by their own culture and they still do.”

George said his brother’s position as Latin Greek Council president helped him develop the qualities necessary to lead multicultural organizations at TCU.

James Parker, assistant dean of campus life, raves about Gaius George’s work ethic and dedication to improving the lives of college students.

“(George) has an infectious attitude that just draws people to him,” Parker said. “He’s been a great addition to the TCU staff.”

George’s willingness to work with the multicultural organizations and determine the members’ unique strengths will help make a better TCU fraternity and sorority life, Parker said.

Before his arrival at TCU, George was a graduate assistant for the center of student life at OU, which is the equivalent to campus life at TCU.

At TCU, George serves as the hall director of Tomlinson Hall in Worth Hills and makes sure everything remains in order. He also serves as adviser and program coordinator to the MGC and co-adviser to the National Pan-Hellenic Council. He was also the program coordinator for the late-night breakfast during finals week in the fall and will coordinate the event again this spring.

George said the MGC has a voice that needs to be heard on campus.

“The MGC is a needed body on campus,” George said. “Getting the organizations together and making them realize their importance is key.