Welcome to Dr. Ashley Christman

I’m excited to share with you that Dr. Ashley Christman has accepted the offer to serve as our next Associate Director of Student Activities/Director of Fraternity and Sorority Development.

Ashley will come to us most recently from the University of North Alabama where she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life and provides advisement, education, and support for 23 chapters and 4 governing councils.  Additionally, Ashley brings rich experiences including serving as a Title IX investigator, a conduct hearing board member, a collaborative partner in the management of University-owned fraternity houses and sorority suites, and an instructor of an online course for new sorority members.

Ashley holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology, a MA in Adult Learning, and completed her Ed.D. in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where she recently defended her dissertation of a phenomenological study on the racial identity development of Black men in predominantly White fraternities.

This was a very competitive search, with outstanding finalists.  I appreciate everyone who was able to participate and provided feedback.  I’d like to thank the members of the search committee who hosted a smooth process and helped represent the University and the Department so well: Megan Buda (Chair, Community Standards), Miguel Colon (Student Activities), Rinda Riccio (Student Activities), John Armstrong (Off Campus/Commuter Student Services), Terrence Abney (Residential Life), and Rudy Kurup (Student, IFC President). Also special thanks to Kathy O’Dea (Student Activities) for all of her work in support of this process.

Ashley’s first day will be September 10th.


Joe Briody

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Student Activities