Michael Carey Appointed Director of Alumni Initiatives
Delta Tau Delta announces the appointment of Michael Carey as director of alumni initiatives. Carey will provide strategic leadership and vision for all Fraternity alumni and Fraternity volunteer programs.
He will plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the Fraternity’s strategic plan and establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Previously, Carey served his national fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, as executive director. In this multi-faceted role, he oversaw the fraternity and worked closely with its foundation and properties organizations. He has vast experience in higher education, specifically with managing fraternity affairs.
“Delta Tau Delta is committed to improving its alumni engagement program. In Michael Carey, we found a values-centered individual who is committed to the mission fraternities accomplish. His extensive experience and passion for alumni will elevate our engagement program,” said Chief Operating Officer Jack Kreman. Carey will report to Kreman and will manage both the director of volunteer services and the director of volunteer recruitment.
His extensive campus experience includes positions at Lehigh University (assistant dean of students), Villanova University (assistant director of student development) and Towson University (coordinator of Greek affairs). While at Lehigh University, he advised the fraternity/sorority community on best practices, developed educational programming, worked closely with advisers and volunteers, and the Greek Alumni Council. He was also instrumental in the development of the Strengthening Greek Life Initiative that helped to transform the Lehigh Greek community. In 2005 he was presented with the Lehigh Tradition of Excellence Award for his contributions.
Carey is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended Clarion University in western Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor of science degree in speech communication. He also holds a master of arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in higher education administration. At one time he considered a career in television/broadcasting but was drawn to working in higher education where he could make a difference in the lives of undergraduates and alumni.