Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life

Dr. Kimberly Vance, DirectorDr. Kimberly Vance, Director

Dr. Kimberly Vance is originally from Fairborn, Ohio but has lived in Maysville, Kentucky for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Miami University she served as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life for Northern Kentucky University. Kim is married to Bryan Underwood, Esq. and they have two sons, Vance Underwood, a junior attending Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jack Underwood, a senior attending Mason County High School. When the weather allows, Kim and her family enjoy boating on the Ohio River. Contact: vancekm@miamioh.edu 

 

Colleen Blevins

Colleen Blevins, Associate Director

Colleen has a variety of experience in fraternity and sorority life, leadership development, and academic affairs. She began her career at the University of South Carolina and prides herself on her diverse professional experience including her work at George Mason University, Xavier University, and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Kansas and an Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of Alpha Delta Pi, has interest in pursuing her PhD, and loves working with students at Miami! Her primary areas of responsibility are working with the presidents of NPHC, IFC, and PHA; advising vice presidents; handling conduct and standards issues; and overseeing Panhellenic Recruitment. Contact: blevinc3@miamioh.edu 

Tiffany Harrison, Associate DirectorTiffany Seaman, Assistant Director

Tiffany Harrison came to Miami in July 2015 with a Master’s degree in Leadership & Policy Studies with a concentration in Student Personnel from and a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from The University of Memphis.

During her time in Memphis, Tiffany advised the Student Activities Council (SAC) and taught a Tiger Leadership Institute Level 2 cohort of students. Tiffany is the advisor of MAP--Miami Activities and Programming--and Late Night Miami. MAP hosts various events throughout the year from large scale programs like Homecoming to movie nights in the student center. Tiffany loves to try new food and keeps a running list of restaurants to try from every state she has lived in (6 states so far!). Washington, D.C. has been her favorite, and she visits every chance she gets. Stop by her office to suggest some local grub and learn more about all Student Activities has to offer! Contact: tiffanyharrison@miamioh.edu 

Adam Dralle, Associate DirectorAdam Dralle, Associate Director

Adam joined the Office of Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Valparaiso University and Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Illinois State University. As an undergrad, he joined Sigma Phi Epsilon and has since served in various volunteer roles. As a professional in student affairs, he has worked in fraternity and sorority life and student conduct. Primarily Adam advises the Interfraternity Council and chapter presidents from all 3 councils. He also provides support to house directors, manages the 2nd year exemption, and assists with all other programming efforts of the office. Outside of work, Adam loves to spend time with his wife and 2 kids and getting to experience with them all that Cincinnati has to offer. Originally from Wisconsin, he is a die-hard Packer fan, but enjoys watching just about any sporting event. Contact: drallea@miamioh.edu 

JS Bragg, Assistant DirectorJS Bragg

JS Bragg came to Miami in August 2005 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Theatre and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling-Student Affairs from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. JS has attended a number of regional and national NACA conferences where he presented at several educational sessions, as well as volunteering in several roles for NACA. He is a member of and has attended the NASAGA Conference multiple times. At Miami, JS has the distinct pleasure of working with and advising the students in several student organizations: the Miami Quidditch Team, The League of Geeks, Miami Electronic Gaming Association (MEGA), Miami Wrestling Fans, and Swing Syndicate as well as two departmental orgs: Charter Day Ball and SEAL Ambassadors. His primary focus at Miami is working with all student organizations on campus. He works closely with several committees on campus--including the University Lecture Series--facilitates and teaches EDL 290 (as well as creating and teaching the Tabletop Games & Leadership Course), and is the office contact for Student Organizations. He would love to have any student organization stop by with questions they may have. JS is a self-proclaimed "geek" having large collections of comics, action figures, cards, board games, role playing games, and more. One of JS’s biggest loves and passions (other than his wife, of course) is playing games of all sorts. He has been blessed in life with great friends and a great family that he loves to spend his time with, along with his wife and dog Quinn. Contact: braggjs@miamioh.edu 

Drew Davis, Assistant DirectorDrew Davis

Drew joined the Office of Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life as Assistant Director of Business Operations in 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Miami before returning to complete an M.B.A. from the Farmer School of Business and a graduate certificate in digital marketing. As an undergrad, he was an active member of Phi Gamma Delta as well as a member of the varsity swim team (2003), club water polo team (2004-2008), Miami Student newspaper, and Miami Entrepreneurship Club. Prior to joining Student Affairs in 2012, Drew served in various P.R., marketing, finance, and management positions with the Miami Athletics Department, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg Company, and Valvoline. Drew oversees departmental budgets and advises MAP/Late Night Miami finances and marketing. He works with Slant (the on-campus, student design staff), fraternity and sorority council VPs of Finance, ASG finances, and supports student organization and fraternity/sorority chapter treasurers. Outside of his work, Drew spends time in a variety of ways including sports broadcasting (primarily with the Miami hockey team), music, triathlons, cooking, and traveling to new cities with his wife, Hilary. Contact: davisab1@miamioh.edu 

Dasha Harris, Assistant DirectorDasha Harris

Dasha Harris joined the Office of Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education at Miami and graduated in 2012. During her time at Miami, she joined the Illustrious Xi Rho Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and shortly after obtained a student worker position working in the Cliff Alexander office. It was here she discovered not only her passion for Fraternity and Sorority Life but Higher Education in general. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Education in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Wright State University. Dasha oversees NPHC, chapter Presidents from all 3 councils, and assists in the programmatic goals and efforts of the department. Dasha loves to travel and craft and is excited to return to her alma mater. Love & Honor! Contact: harrisd8@miamioh.edu 

Ryan Kwapniowski, Assistant DirectorRyan Kwapniowski, Assistant Director

Ryan Kwapniowski came to Miami University in the summer of 2019 with a Master's degree in Counselor's Education - Student Affairs from Clemson University in South Carolina. Ryan graduated in 2017 with his Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time at Clemson University, Ryan advised the student programming organization and worked with various campus programming initiatives. A few of Ryan's major roles include advising Miami Activities & Programming (MAP) and overseeing Late Night Miami. He plays a significant role in representing our office in coordinating Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Welcome Weekend events. Catch Ryan outside of the office vacationing on the beach, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, or exploring the best local places to eat! Contact: ryankwapniowski@miamioh.edu 

Elissa Christmas, Program AssociateElissa Christmas

Elissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus on Creative Writing from Miami University. Though unaffiliated as an undergraduate, she has spent the entirety of her Miami professional career serving students in fraternity and sorority life. She works with chapter presidents on university administrative requirements, maintains the fraternity and sorority life website, publishes office newsletters, supervises fraternity and sorority life student staff assistants, and provides general student and staff support. Contact: christe@miamioh.edu 

Cindy Fledderman, Administrative AssistantCindy Fledderman

Cindy Fledderman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Before joining the Office of Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff, Cindy had the opportunity to work as an administrative assistant for the McGuffey Museum at Miami University and the 21st Century Scholarship Program at Indiana University. Cindy has also worked other  administrative positions while she and her husband raised their four children. Cindy enjoys working in the higher education environment and the connections she makes with Miami University students. Contact: fleddecs@miamioh.edu 

Sydney Feeney, Graduate AssistantSyd Feeney, Graduate Assistant

Sydney Feeney joined Studente Actvities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019 as a graduate student in the SAHE Program. Sydney co-advises IFC as well as chapter presidents from NPHC and the Panhellenic Association. Before coming to Miami to pursue her Masters Degree, she attended the University of Connecticut (UConn) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While there, she was a student employee at the Rainbow Center serving the LGBT+ community on and off campus. In addition to working at the Rainbow Center, Sydney worked at the library and held an internship as the Education Initiatives Ambassador in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. At UConn, Sydney belonged to several student organizations. She is most proud of being an active member of the “BADDEST IN BLUE MIND BLOWING Nu Mu Chapter" of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated (Eeeee-Yip)! She played on the UConn Women’s Rugby team and was a member of the Justice & Law Club. At Miami, Sydney hopes to meet new people, diversify her experiences, and work closely with marginalized identities seeking new ways to support them and Greek life as a whole. Originally from New Haven, CT Sydney is excited to be living in a completely different environment and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Upon graduating from Miami, Sydney would love to obtain her PHD and hopefully become a chief diversity officer or work in the field of law. Besides Sydney’s obsession with new kicks and sweat suits, she loves to swim, cook, play with her niece and nephew, and bump old school R&B. If you ever need anything, she is always willing to chat and is here for support. Contact: feeneyss@miamioh.edu 

Ashley Morrison, Graduate AssistantAshley Morrison, Graduate Assistant

Ashley joined the Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019. She serves as the graduate assistant for Student Activities and works with Miami Activities and Programming and Late Night events. Contact: morris318@miamioh.edu