Dean of Students
Jennifer attended Central Michigan University where she became a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication. After graduation she attended Eastern Illinois University for a Master of Science degree in Education specifically in Guidance and Counseling. Jennifer began her higher education career at Central Missouri State University as the Coordinator of Greek Life, moved on to Arizona State University where she served as the Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor for two years. She then moved to the University of Arizona where she was the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life for 5 years. Meeting her husband Brian at the University of Arizona, they decided to move closer to home and came back to the Midwest where Jennifer served as the Assistant Dean of Students for Greek Life, Leadership Programs and New Student Orientation at Valparaiso University. After 15 years at Valpo, she moved on to Ball State University as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Student Life before coming to Southern Illinois University as the Dean of Students. Jennifer has been involved in many Fraternity/Sorority Life professional associations and served as the President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors in 1999, Chairman of the AFA Foundation 2000-2004 and continually gives back to the National Order of Omega as the Case Study Competition Coordinator at regional conferences.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Coordinator
From Carterville, IL, Rachel Dunning has served as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life since July 2018. Prior to starting her professional career, Rachel completed her Masters of Science in Education in College Student Personnel Administration at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Rachel is a proud Saluki and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater. She is a proud member and alumni volunteer of Alpha Gamma Delta Women's Fraternity and volunteers her time with other national organizations including, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Rachel is an active member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA).
Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant
Born and raised in Dolton, IL, Bryan Cotton is a graduate student majoring in College Student Personnel. He did his undergraduate work at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Prior to starting his graduate work, Bryan spent seven years working at the international headquarters of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Bryan is volunteer with several organizations including the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and the Association for Fraternal Leadership and Values/National Black Greek Leadership Conference (AFLV). Bryan is an active member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA).