Michelle Ardern Installed as President of the Fraternity Executives Association


Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc. is pleased to share that Phi Sigma Sigma’s Executive Director, Michelle Ardern, Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University, was installed as president of the Fraternity Executive Association (FEA), the professional association of men’s and women’s fraternity executives, during the 2022 FEA Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia.


We are very proud to celebrate Michelle’s well-deserved election as FEA president, a first in Phi Sigma Sigma history,” said Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Grand Archon of Phi Sigma Sigma. “Serving as Phi Sigma Sigma’s executive director for 18 years, Michelle’s steadfast leadership has played an important part in the perpetuity of Phi Sigma Sigma and the advancement of the fraternity/sorority community. Michelle’s dedication, commitment and leadership within the fraternity/sorority community continues to bring honor and prestige to Phi Sigma Sigma. Phi Sigma Sigma and FEA are lucky have her as a leader, and I could not be more proud to call her a sister and a friend.”

Michelle Ardern has over 31 years of experience supporting and advancing fraternity/sorority life. Michelle started as a Phi Sigma Sigma staff member in 1991 and has dedicated her career to furthering Phi Sigma Sigma’s mission of “the advancement of womanhood.” As executive director, Michelle oversees all Fraternity and Headquarters operations and day-to-day activities, supervises department directors, creates strategic business plans, directs organizational strategy and develops organizational culture.


Additionally, Michelle is a longtime member of the Fraternity Executives Association and the first Phi Sigma Sigma to serve on the FEA board. Prior to being elected as president in 2022, Michelle served as president-elect (2021), treasurer (2019) and director (2018). Michelle is also an active member of NPC’s Executive Director Association and previously served as programming chairman and president.


The Fraternity Executives Association is the professional association of men’s and women’s fraternity executives. It is dedicated to the common interests of its members and promotes, supports, and encourages the free discussion and exchange of ideas relating to college fraternal organizations.


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About Phi Sigma Sigma

Phi Sigma Sigma is an international philanthropic and social organization and the first non-sectarian fraternity for women. Founded in 1913 at Hunter College in New York City, Phi Sigma Sigma has over 70,000+ initiated members from almost one hundred collegiate chapters. Dedicated to the twin ideals of promoting the brotherhood of man and alleviation of the world's pain, Phi Sigma Sigma enhances members' personal development through lifelong learning, leadership and service opportunities. For more information, please visit www.phisigmasigma.org.


About Fraternity Executives Association

The Fraternity Executives Association is the professional association of men’s and women’s fraternity executives. It is dedicated to the common interests of its members and promotes, supports, and encourages the free discussion and exchange of ideas relating to college fraternal organizations. The Fraternity Executives Association provides for the professional development of its members while promoting the values and success of the fraternal movement. For more information, please visit www.fea-inc.org.


Contact:

Michelle Ardern, Executive Director

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