Woody Joseph has been named the new director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Central Florida. Joseph previously served as the assistant director.
“After a thorough search process, it was clear that Woody was the best candidate to lead our Greek Life,” said Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for student development and enrollment services. “He brings vast experience to the position, and a profound commitment to student success. Under his leadership, we will enhance our Greek student organizations and develop higher standards and principles.”
As part of UCF’s commitment to the success, growth and development of fraternity and sorority members, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will now report directly to Kerry Welch, associate vice president for student engagement and leadership development. This shift has the potential for adding additional advising and guidance for the staff and students in Greek Life, while also providing continuity to the community.
Ehasz added, “Our fraternities and sororities are very active and they are the lifeblood of engagement at most universities, and UCF is no exception. I challenge the members of our Greek community to work together to find new ways to make a positive, lasting impact on our campus and the Central Florida region.”
As director, Joseph will help strengthen the university’s 47 Greek lettered organizations by providing high-quality, safe fraternal experiences that enhances student development. He will concentrate on establishing partnerships with faculty and staff, alumni, community groups, and national Greek organizations. He will work closely with our campus partners to promote a safe, caring, and healthy student experience.
“I am very excited to serve in new role and look forward to expanding our visibility and contributions to UCF,” said Joseph. “Together, we will continue to offer values-based leadership development programming, and high-quality trainings and activities.”
Joseph has served in a number of leadership positions including assistant director of student success at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and community director for residential leadership at North Carolina State University. He has also worked at the University of South Florida in the Center for Student Involvement and the Office of Financial Aid.
He received a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida. He is a first generation college student and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.