Quest for greek adviser to begin

By Tammy Sholer

A nationwide search will begin this spring to fill the position of former greek advisor Jeff Cufuade who left NIU to take a similar position at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Michelle Emmett, University Programming and Activities director, said the search for a new greek adviser should take about four months to complete. Emmett said the new adviser should begin working on July 1.

iring a temporary coordinator will precede the appointment of a new adviser, she said. The approval of a temporary adviser should be given by Feb. 1, she said.

Interfraternity Council President Jim Valentine said he will not conduct business differently because a full-time greek adviser is not currently available.

When Cufaude announced on Nov. 29 his intent to leave NIU, he urged IFC members to become involved in the hiring process of the next greek adviser. Cufaude said IFC members can interview candidates for his former position.

“Participation in the (interviewing) process is important because it will help decide which candidate wants to work here,” he said.

During Cufaude’s departure speech he stated, “I’m not leaving because I’m frustrated … I’m leaving because it’s a good professional move.”

Two undergraduate greek advisers are employed by UP&A to maintain contact between NIU and the Greek Community, Emmett said.