Leadership experience helps Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18 land role with Tri Delta
Centre College’s Student Government Association (SGA) President Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18, of Lexington, recently accepted a position as a chapter development consultant with Tri Delta’s international headquarters.
As a mathematics major, Fitzpatrick is interested in working in higher education and student affairs after Centre, but she also wants to spend one year traveling before attending graduate school. The job with Tri Delta seemed like the perfect opportunity for Fitzpatrick to get the relevant experience she needs before furthering her education.
Fitzpatrick joined Centre’s Tri Delta chapter in the spring of 2015, having since served as the vice president of public relations, academic development chairman and treasurer.
“We are so proud of Kirby and her new role as chapter development consultant, as she will continue to lead other chapters and strive to assist them in every possible way, just as she has done here within her own chapter,” said Centre’s Tri Delta Chapter President Lillie Dickman.
In addition to serving in Greek Life, Fitzpatrick has served on SGA for four years, has been a residence assistant for three years, is a Centre Ambassador and is the student worker in the president’s office.
“I have had an excellent opportunity to be a student leader in a wide variety of areas at Centre,” she explained. “My mentors, predecessors and supervisors have prepared me well for this role by helping me become a strong leader.
“Greek life has been one of the most transformative parts of my Centre experience, and I have learned a lot through my officer positions in Tri Delta that I believe prepared me well for this role,” she continued.
At her new job, Fitzpatrick will be traveling throughout the U.S. to visit Tri Delta chapters to make certain they are following national policy, while ensuring they are growing and improving.
“I look forward to working with collegiate women all across the country to help them become better leaders in their respective Tri Delta chapters,” Fitzpatrick said. “I am also excited to travel the U.S. for a year after graduation. Finally, I am eager to collaborate with other Tri Delta women from across the nation and to build friendships and connections with members outside of the Centre community.”
Director of Greek Life and New Student Orientation Scotty Rainwater said the opportunity to serve the organization as a staff member is fantastic, and Tri Delta is very lucky to have Fitzpatrick working for them.
“The Greek community is very proud of her accomplishments and looks forward to seeing her continued involvement with fraternity and sorority life,” Rainwater concluded.
by Kerry Steinhofer
April 4, 2018