Meet Our Staff
Director of Greek Life
Shawnna serves as the Director of Greek Life at Louisiana State University. She received her BA in Mass Media & Communication Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento and a MA in Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs from University of the Pacific. She served as a Chapter Consultant for Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters, working on two extension projects and traveling across the country supporting her sorority chapters. After graduate school, Shawnna served as the Lead Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at California Polytechnic State Univesity, San Luis Obispo for 5 years, with a primary focus advising the Interfaternity council (IFC) and on harm & risk reduction efforts including hazing prevention, gender and power based violence, bystander intervention and diversity, equity and inclusion work. She has been a member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA), ACPA and NASPA for 7 years and serves as a volunteer staff member for the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) since 2015. Shawnna so facilitates as a volunteer for multiple NIC organizations. Shawnna is a proud member of Alpha Chi Omega and has been an alumni volunteer since 2017. Read more about Shawnna’s credentials here.
Assistant Dean of Students/Greek Leadership & Training
Teresia serves as the Assistant Dean of Students/Greek Leadership and Training and as primary advisor to the Greek Leadership Institute (GLI) and the Greek Board of Directors (GBOD). She is responsible for the development and facilitation of leadership/developmental programs and trainings within the LSU Greek community. Prior to this experience, Teresia served as the Associate Director of Greek Life and Assistant Director of Greek Life at LSU and Coordinator of Greek Affairs at The University of Alabama. Teresia obtained her MA in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University in 2011 where she served as the Graduate Assistant for the office of Greek Life. Teresia also obtained her BS in Food and Life Sciences from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Teresia is a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Read more about Teresia's experiences and credentials.
Associate Director of Greek Life
Beth serves Greek Life as the Associate Director of Greek Life, primary advisor to the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and Rho Lambda, and co-advisor for the Greek Board of Directors (GBOD). She is responsible for coordinating chapter and council leadership development and activities/programs for the PHC Council and Greek community. Prior to LSU, Beth served as the Assistant Director for Student Engagement at Southeastern Louisiana University. Beth is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and her Master’s in College Student Personnel. Beth is a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and Kappa Delta Sorority. Read more about Beth's experiences and credentials.
Assistant Director of Greek Life
Donald serves Greek Life at Louisiana State University as the Assistant Director/IFC Advisor. Prior to joining the Greek Life staff at LSU, he served as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He received a Master of Education degree in higher education administration from MTSU, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communication: nonprofit leadership. Abels is a harm reduction educator for various inter/national organizations and provides trainings for multiple chapters across the country each year. His professional memberships include the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NSPA) the Association of Student Conduct Administrations (ASCA). Read more about Donald's experiences and credentials.
Senior Coordinator/ NPHC Advisor of Greek Life
Beryl currently serves as the Senior Coordinator/ Advisor to the National Pan-Hellenic Council at LSU. Beryl is a native of Los Angeles CA, but proudly claims Crossett, AR as home since relocating with her family at 13. She received a Bachelors of Science in Addiction Studies with an emphasis in Treatment from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel (Higher Ed) from Arkansas Tech University. Beryl formerly served as a Residence Life Coordinator at LSU. She is transitioning to the Greek Life team from Jackson State University where she worked with Welcome Week activities and Student Government Association. Beryl is a proud 2007 initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. by way of the Theta Mu chapter. She has served as a Student Affairs practitioner for over a decade and believes strongly in cultivating an inclusive environment and holistic experience for students. She's so excited to rejoin the Tiger family and work with a talented team that is dedicated to the development and success of LSU students.
Kristen currently serves as the Coordinator of Greek Life at LSU. Kristen is a native of Gheens, Louisiana. She received her Bachelors of Science in General Business from Louisiana State University in 2013 and is working towards a Master's degree as well. Kristen is member of Sigma Alpha Zeta Chapter at LSU and has previously served as a Chapter Advisor. She also currently serves on the Board for Sigma Alpha's local Alumni Chapter. She is transitioning to the Greek Life team from LSU Online where she worked in Recruitment and is so excited to be working in the Greek Life Office she was once involved with as a student.