Friday, February 17, 2017

Meet Ash Baudouin!

Ash Baudouin
Assistant Dean/Director, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication from Louisiana State University (GEAUX TIGERS!!); 
Master of Arts: College Student Personnel 

Affiliation: Delta Gamma Fraternity 

Professional Highlights: Having the opportunity to work with students across their four-year journey at Lehigh.  There have been moments when I've gotten to know a first-year student during evoLUtion seminar or recruitment and, suddenly you fast forward 3-4 years, and that same student is serving in a leadership role, crushing a co-op, and moving on to bigger things.  Witnessing someone's journey and growth just fills your heart.  

Why did you decide to pursue a career in fraternity and sorority affairs? Good question. No idea.  In college a number of my mentors worked in Fraternity and Sorority Life at LSU and it clicked a some point that I could actually get paid to do much of what I loved. From there, the rest just fell into place.

High points/Favorite memories during your time at Lehigh University? Too many to name!! The late nights during sorority recruitment, dance parties at Base Camp, young alumni returning to say hello, tough love conversations with chapter/council leaders, seeing a long-term project or goal come to fruition, etc.  There are so many memories that boil down to good times with good people.

Hopes for the Lehigh Greek Community? There exists so much potential for our community to impact positive change, live up to our organizational values, and enjoy a meaningful fraternity and sorority experience.  I hope that we consciously and actively make good choices to for the betterment of ourselves, others, and our campus community.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing professionally? I'd most certainly be out west in Colorado working in the ski industry in the winter and for the National Park Service in the summer spreading good vibes brah!!