Granado Leaves Staff; Drain Hired as Regional Director

The Executive Office is sad to announce that as of June 30th, 2015, Joseph Granado (Texas-San Antonio ’11) has left the Executive Office staff to pursue a new position with Northeastern University. Joe Drain (Florida State ’10) has been hired as the new Regional Director to replace Granado.

“I will be working for Northeastern University with their NUin program for first-year students as an Assistant Site Director in Greece,” said Granado. “It was a pleasure working for Sigma Pi this past year as a Regional Director and aiding chapters on their Quest for Excellence. I will continue to aid the organization on a volunteer level and provide continuous support for their educational initiatives.”

We wish Joseph Granado the best with this new opportunity.

Drain will serve chapters in the southeast region of the U.S. More information pertaining to the region layout will be provided to chapters at a later date.

“We are very pleased to bring on Joe Drain as our new Regional Director. Joe is a Florida State graduate and has a Masters Degree from Auburn, so his familiarity with Universities in the South will help Sigma Pi tremendously,” said Executive Director Michael Ayalon (Buffalo ’97). “Joe also worked at the University of South Carolina in overseeing operations of their Greek Village. Most recently, Joe served as the Assistant Director for Greek House at the University of Arkansas, so we are excited to have him as a resource on Greek housing and utilize his experience in working with undergraduate students on a daily basis.”

Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Ind. Our Executive Office is located in Lebanon, Tenn. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With over 101,000 alumni and 5,100 undergraduates, our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek-letter organization with an international service program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.