Published: July 11, 2011

Theta Chi Fraternity is pleased to announce the hire of James D. JD Ford as its new Director of Recruitment and Expansion.

A graduate of the University of Akron, Brother Ford will manage the Fraternitys existing expansion efforts, and will be responsible for identifying new expansion opportunities at campuses where Theta Chi is not currently represented. He will oversee the initial recruitment and education of colony members, monitor the progress of colonies and interest groups and, with the support of local alumni, ensure that they reach chapter status. Brother Ford will also oversee the Fraternitys recruitment education program, and will develop and implement initiatives designed to achieve the Fraternitys target growth rate.

Brother Ford is a member of the Beta Lambda chapter at The University of Akron. During his undergraduate years, he held the office of Marshal, Philanthropy Chairman, and First Guard. Brother Ford was named Beta Lambda's Brother of the Year, the chapter's highest honor. After graduating, Brother Ford served Theta Chi as a Leadership and Education Consultant during the 2005/2006 academic year and was awarded a Citation of Honor for his work. Upon leaving staff, Brother Ford went back to school and currently holds a Master of Education with an emphasis in human services from Purdue University. Brother Ford stayed active as a Regional Counselor and Regional Director for the Ohio Valley Region.

Before joining Theta Chi as the Director of Recruitment and Expansion, Brother Ford was employed by Eastern Gateway Community Colleges Office of Project Hope as a Student Advisor. Before that, he served as the Assistant Director for Residential Education in the Office of Housing and Residential Education at Purdue University Calumet. He has also served as a Hall Director for Ohio Dominican University.

We are thrilled to welcome JD back to the International Headquarters staff, Executive Director Michael Mayer said. His prior experience on the professional staff coupled with his background in higher education makes him a great fit for this position.