Worth Hills left with 2 supervisors

The Fraternity and Sorority Life program lost its second staff member in two months to a better job opportunity, leaving two staff members to oversee about 500 Worth Hills residents, said the assistant dean of campus life. Former IFC adviser Jonathan Elder took another job as coordinator for Greek life at Stephen F. Austin State University on Feb. 16, said James Parker, assistant dean of campus life. Former Panhellenic adviser Stephanie Williams resigned Jan. 1 for a job as coordinator of risk management for Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy, Parker said.

“We’ve had one come in and we’re still screening candidates and we still need to bring at least one more candidate to campus – then we will move forward with this,” Parker said. “We want to conclude the process as soon as possible; however, we are patient in order to find the right candidate and the right fit for TCU.”

Gaius George and Leah Carnahan, both Fraternity and Sorority Life program coordinators, were assigned the housing duties that were formally the advisers’ jobs, said Susan Adams, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of campus life.

“In entry-level positions at any university, you expect turnover,” Adams said. “We try to give them every opportunity here so that they are ready to get the job that’s a promotion for them, and that’s what’s happened in both those cases.”

Both George and Carnahan live in hall-director apartments in Worth Hills.

Since the beginning of the semester, Carnahan said, she has been responsible for the little more than 300 residents living in the four sorority chapter houses located in Beckham-Shelburne Hall, the two in Francis Sadler and the four in Moody Hall. Previously, Williams was hall director for the two chapters in Francis Sadler Hall and three of the chapters in Moody Hall.

“I feel like I could better serve the students if I had fewer students to serve,” said Carnahan, on overseeing 10 sorority chapters.

Other duties Carnahan said she took on included emerging leaders adviser, Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute scholarship coordinator and the advising of two Panhellenic officers.

George said he was originally the hall director for four fraternity chapters in Martin-Moore Hall, but since Elder left, he’s had to take on an additional four chapter houses located in Tomlinson Hall.

“It’s a 24/7 job; the more people you have working together and doing those things, the more fluid the office will run, so we do need more folks,” George said.

Adams said screening and search committees have been formed to fill the positions.

The applicants for the Panhellenic position have been narrowed down to two candidates, one of whom was on campus interviewing Feb. 27, Adams said.