Dr. Anita Cory was recognized at the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on December 6, 2014, with the Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award. This award, created in 1985, “recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas: service to AFA; programming and/or service which reaches beyond the recipient's campus/organization; development and research activities; and/or service to the college and fraternity/sorority communities.”
Dr. Cory joined the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL) at the University of Iowa in August of 2014, as the Associate Director for Student Organizations & Leadership Programs. She is responsible for overseeing CSIL leadership programs, student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural programs, and the cultural and resource centers. Prior to her time at the UI, she worked at Washington State University (WSU) in Assessment & Planning for the Division of Student Affairs and in the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life for over twenty years. While at WSU, she focused extensively on the development of student leaders within the fraternity and sorority community.
Anita is a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity and has been actively involved in the national fraternity and sorority community. Her dissertation, “The Influence of Fraternity or Sorority Membership on the Leadership Identity Development of College Student Leaders,” received last year’s AFA/CSCF Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award.
Dr. Cory has been a leader in helping advance the fraternal movement across the United States, and we are pleased that she has brought her expertise to the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership and the Division of Student Life. Congratulations, Anita!