Chief Council

The Chief Council was established in 2001 to provide general supervision of the affairs of Phi Sigma Nu.

Chief President

Derek Oxendine

Derek Oxendine

Derek Oxendine

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chiefpresident@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Gamma Chapter, Alpha Class

Hometown: Pembroke, NC

Education:

  • PhD, Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Master’s of Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current Occupation: Director, Center for Student Success, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

 

Chief Vice President

John Lowery

John Lowery

John Lowery

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2015-2017

Email: chiefvp@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Nu Alpha, Charter Class

Hometown: Prospect, NC

Education:

  • Student, Masters in Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master’s in Social Studies Education, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Current Occupation: Regional Operations Director, NC Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions


Chief Secretary

Chad Pierce

Chad Pierce

Chad Pierce

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chiefsecretary@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Nu Alpha Chapter, Alpha Class

Hometown: Prospect, NC

Education: Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University

Current Occupation: Network Engineer, North Carolina State Employees Credit Union

 

Chief Treasurer

Jarrod Marshall Lowery

Jarrod Lowery

Jarrod Lowery

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chieftreasurer@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Alpha Chapter, Upsilon Class

Hometown: Prospect, NC

Education: Bachelor’s in Political Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Current Occupation: Community Liaison, Office of the Governor of North Carolina


Chief of Communications

Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez

Tribe: Navajo

Term: 2015-2017

Email: chiefofcommunications@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Iota Chapter‚ Charter Class

Hometown: Rock Point, AZ

Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Haskell Indian Nations University

Current Occupation: Practice Administrator at Interpersonal Psychiatry

 

Chief Dean of Ma’enos

Lawrence T. Locklear

Lawrence T. Locklear

Lawrence T. Locklear

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chiefdean@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Nu Alpha Chapter, Beta Class

Hometown: Pembroke, NC

Education:

  • Student, PhD, Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MPA, Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • BA, American Indian Studies, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • BA, History, North Carolina State University

Current Occupation: Program Coordinator, Southeast American Indian Studies Program, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

 

Chief Elder Brother

Austin Lowry

Tribe: Lumbee

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chiefelder@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Beta Chapter, Mu Class

Hometown: Pembroke, NC

Education: BA, Anthropology, North Carolina State University

Current Occupation: Assistant Rental Manager with Atlas Production Group and Owner of Mikhail’s Photography

 

Chief Historian

Vacant

Tribe: 

Term: 2015-2017

Email: chiefhistorian@phisigmanu.com

Chapter:

Hometown:

Education:

Current Occupation:

 

Chief of Membership Development

Ryan Coody

Tribe: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Term: 2015-2017

Email: chiefofmembership@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Iota Chapter, Charter Class

Hometown: Springdale, AR

Education: BS in Business Administration, Haskell Indian Nations University

Current Occupation: Specialist, Accounts Payable – AMC Theatres

 

Chief of Expansion

Ian Stroud

Ian T. Stroud

Ian T. Stroud

Tribes: Navajo & Cherokee Nation

Term: 2016-2018

Email: chiefofexpansion@phisigmanu.com

Chapter: Nu Alpha, Alpha Class

Hometown: Tahlequah, OK

Education:

  • Master’s in Education, University of Vermont
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, University of Arkansas

Current Occupation: Student Academic Support Coordinator, Center for Student Success, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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