Joshua Welch, current associate director of fraternity and sorority life at North Carolina State University, has been named director of Greek Life at the University of Georgia.
As director, Welch will provide vision, strategic leadership and overall supervision for Greek Life in support of the university’s academic mission and the strategic priorities of Student Affairs and UGA. The director also serves as a visible resource for the university community by enhancing the understanding of and appreciation for membership in all fraternities and sororities and strengthening the relationships between those organizations. He will report to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Atkinson and serve as a member of the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs.
“Joshua’s experience in both national organization and university Greek Life offices gives him a lot of expertise to provide leadership for the approximately 26% of undergraduate students who are members of fraternities and sororities,” said Victor K. Wilson, vice president for student affairs. “And coming from a campus similar to UGA in mission and prestige makes him a great fit.”
Welch’s appointment is effective March 1.
In this role, Welch will be responsible for providing educational, cultural and leadership development programs, services and resources as well as advising 60-plus registered fraternity and sorority chapters, their more than 7,000 members and the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Council. The Greek Life Office also coordinates the Student Food Pantry and advises UGA Miracle, two student philanthropic initiatives.
Welch earned both his Master of Education in college student personnel and Bachelor of Science Business Administration in marketing from Western Carolina University.