Get to know AFA
The mission of AFA to enhance its members’ abilities to foster impactful fraternity/sorority experiences.
AFA provides exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential resources for the success of fraternity/sorority advisors. The vision of AFA is to be the catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education. AFA is committed to professional development, academic and applied research that examines the entire spectrum of the fraternity/sorority experience and the advising profession, and collaborations within and between the higher education and interfraternal communities.
In 1974, members from the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), Fraternal Executives Association (FEA), and the Fraternity Advisors Association saw the need for collaboration between the different groups. This lead to a joint meeting in 1976 where individuals across the country gathered in Williamsburg, VA to commemorate the bi-centennial of the fraternity movement. In that meeting, these individuals crated the concept of AFA.View History
Board of Directors
Wendi Kinney, AFA President
Senior Associate to the President
Anne Emmerth, AFA Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer
Beta Theta Pi Foundation
& Administrative Office
Dr. Joshua Schutts, AFA Secretary
Research Associate, College of Education & Professional Studies
University of West Florida
Associate Dean of Students,
Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life
AFA has five regions, each with a regional director who oversees regional volunteers and activities.
Region III Director: Guillermo Flores, Michigan State University | Region IV Director: Brittany Barnes Deeg, Rise Partnerships
Region V Director: Chris Brooks, University of New Mexico
AFA Central office staff
Assistant Executive Director
Contact for: Annual Meeting Planning & Logistics, Sponsorships, Volunteer Opportunities, Vendor Partnerships, & AFA Foundation Inquiries
Director of Education & Programs
AFA Educational Programming, Core Competencies, Regional Directors, Membership Engagement & Recruitment Teams, & Research Initiatives
Director of Marketing & Communications
AFA Branding, Publications, Website & YourMembership Questions, & Media Inquiries
If you have general inquiries or questions about membership and billing, please email the AFA Central Office.
Association business & Resources
Below is a quick snapshot of AFA business materials and resources.
Position Statements & Resolutions
The association issues celebratory resolutions in honor of interfraternal and organizational anniversaries at the quarter century and ten year marks, members who are retiring from the fraternity/sorority advising profession and/or a long-time volunteer career, and members who have passed away. To submit an honoring resolution, please fill out the following form.
If you would like to submit a resolution regarding a topic or current event you'd like the board of directors to review, please fill out the following form.
Have questions? We're here to help! Please email the AFA Central Office or call us at 970-797-4361 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and we'll direct you to the right person.