LSU Director of Greek Life Receives National Distinguished Service Award
BATON ROUGE – LSU Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life Angela Guillory was honored with the Sue Kraft Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, or AFA, for exhibiting high professional standards and achievement in fraternity/sorority advising and contributing countless hours to the betterment of the fraternal movement.
Guillory has served in the LSU Greek Life office for more than nine years. She directly advises the Panhellenic Council and Greek Board of Directors, and has helped lead efforts in growing the LSU Greek community from 14 percent of the student body to 18 percent over the last six years. She has been a member of the AFA for 17 years, and served her own national sorority, Sigma Kappa, as national president. Guillory has traveled to more than 35 campuses working with Panhellenic Councils in the area of leadership development, strategic planning and risk management education.
The Sue Craft Distinguished Service Award is one of the top awards a fraternity/sorority advisor can receive. The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited high professional standards and achievements in fraternity/sorority advising and outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas: service to AFA; programming and/or service, which reaches beyond the recipient’s campus; development and research activities; and/or service to the college and fraternity/sorority communities.
Guillory received the award at the annual AFA meeting in St. Louis, Mo., in December. “Angela is one of the most committed people I have worked with in higher education,” said LSU Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students K.C. White. “Her service to the Greek community at LSU and beyond is immeasurable and certainly warrants this great honor.”
After receiving her BS in psychology and MA in higher education administration from Northwestern State University, Guillory served as the assistant dean for student activities from 1985 through 1991 at Tulane University, worked at the University of Arkansas in Career Services from 1991-1992, and served as a consultant from 1995-2002, before coming to LSU in 2002.
Founded in 1976, the Association of Fraternity Advisors is the leading professional organization for fraternity/sorority advisors. It seeks to enhance members’ abilities to foster impactful fraternity/sorority experiences, and acts as the catalyst in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education. Learn more about AFA at www.afa1976.org.
LSU Greek Life is part of LSU Office of the Dean of Students, a department within LSU Student Life & Enrollment. Greek Life transforms lives by supporting and facilitating opportunities and experiences within the Greek community to discover, engage and learn, while fostering an environment for peer accountability based fraternal values. Learn more about LSU Greek Life at www.greeks.lsu.edu and more about LSU Office of the Dean of Students at http://deanofstudents.lsu.edu/.
The mission of LSU Student Life & Enrollment is to recruit, admit, engage, retain and graduate a diverse student population for success at LSU and beyond. Learn more at www.lsu.edu/studentlife.
Photo: (from left to right) Monica Miranda Small, AFA president; Angela Guillory, LSU assistant dean of students and director of Greek Life; and Sue Kraft Fussell, interim executive director of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors