Three new consultants named for Sigma Pi expansion team

Sigma Pi Fraternity announces three men have been hired to fill the positions of Expansion Consultants.

Ryan Armstrong, Nick “Woody” Lorenzini and Michael Davis will start their new roles in June.

Expansion Consultants are in charge of visiting campuses that don’t have a Sigma Pi chapter and recruiting like-minded individuals to form a colony of Sigma Pi. Additionally each EC will take ownership over one to two colonies and is charged with training, teaching and assisting them along the path to becoming full Sigma Pi chapters.

Armstrong is a graduate of the University of Iowa. During his time as an undergraduate at Xi Chapter, he held a position on the judicial board, served as ACE Project chairman, and held the executive offices of Herald and Sage, consecutively. Since joining staff as the Educational Leadership Consultant for the Southeast Region, he has worked diligently to restore both a working and personal relationship between some of our struggling chapters and the Executive Office, assisted in clearing up chapters’ outstanding balances, some of which exceeded $10,000, and implemented new policies for chapters dealing with issues such as hazing, new member education, financial collections, and officer training. He met with alumni, faculty advisors and university officials to keep several chapters from being shut down, and helped to position several great chapters to win international awards at the next biennial Convocation. Finally, I helped to establish a much needed personal connection with the undergraduate members of the many chapters that I worked with.

“I look forward to taking the skills and experience learned from my position within Chapter Services and building upon them while creating new colonies and chapters of Sigma Pi,” said Armstrong.

Lorenzini is a graduate of the University of Oregon and pledged Iota-Epsilon chapter the fall of 2008. Upon initiation in January of 2009, he was chosen as athletics chair. He was elected as Sage in January of 2010. After his year as Sage, he was appointed as the judicial board chair in January of 2011. Since joining staff as the Educational Leadership Consultant, he has worked with our Western chapters to improve communications with the Executive Office, strengthen scholarship, heighten recruitment efforts, and properly manage risk along with many more areas of chapter operations.

“It has been an amazing year and I am excited to now take the knowledge I have developed over the past year as an ELC, and my four years as an undergrad, and apply them to our expansion efforts,” Lorenzini said.

Davis will graduate from the University of Central Florida this spring and is a member of Iota-Kappa Chapter. I has served as the philanthropy chair and Fourth Counselor. He has had many leadership roles outside of the chapter including positions in the Student Government Association, President’s Leadership Council, and the Overall Director of Knight-Thon, UCF’s Dance Marathon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network.

“I’m excited to join the expansion team because I see it as an opportunity to give back to our brotherhood,” said Davis. “Expanding Sigma Pi to more universities allows us a chance to increase our brotherhood and instill our values to new communities, all in an effort to foster excellence into future members of Sigma Pi.”

Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. Our headquarters is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. 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 nearly 95,000 alumni and 5,300 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 philanthropic program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.