Friday, August 18, 2017

Feature Friday: Meet Elizabeth (Liz) Shayler!

Feature Friday is baaaaaack!  Don't be surprised if Liz looks a little different this fall; her family is growing in October!

Elizabeth Shayler
Associate Director, OFSA

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Educational Background: Vanderbilt University, B.S. Human & Organizational Development, M.Ed Higher Education Administration

Affiliation: Chi Omega

Professional Highlights: Always the relationships I build with students.  I love hearing from students that I've worked with over the years and seeing where life takes them.  I was also extremely honored (and surprised!) to receive the Chi Phi Administrator of the Year award this summer.  

Why did you decide to pursue a career in fraternity and sorority affairs? I always knew I wanted to work with people and in an academic setting.  After serving on Panhellenic as an undergrad, my Greek advisor and mentor shared her journey into this field and it sounded pretty awesome! 

High points/Favorite memories during your time at Lehigh University? Receiving an apology letter from a chapter, positive feedback from alumni advisors after a tough year, seeing a chapter bounce back in Accreditation and my 1:1s with students, particularly when they indulge me with their love life stories!

Hopes for the Lehigh Greek Community? Care about each other, regardless of chapter affiliation.  I really want our members to be a part of a community that genuinely cares about one another and seeks to root our harmful behaviors and be positive contributors to Lehigh and beyond.  

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing professionally? Something with dogs, cooking or wine.  Or all 3.