Bradley’s new director of Fraternity and Sorority Life has a lot of enthusiasm for working with the greek life on campus.
“Ben Williams is fantastic,” Panhellenic Council President Trisha Koors said. “He did a lot of great things for his old campus, and I’m very excited to be working with him.”
Williams comes to Bradley as the former greek director from the University of Mississippi.
“There were 32 chapters,” he said. “But I feel like both Mississippi and Bradley have storied organizations and a history behind them.”
As an undergraduate, Williams was a fraternity member. He was the hall director in a residential hall filled with greek members at Duquesne University, where he attended graduate school, before working at the University of Mississippi.
“I guess you could say I’ve been working with the greek system as a member and adviser since my freshman year of college,” he said.
He said he looks forward to taking the time to get to know students, members, officers and the community, so he’ll know more about how Bradley can grow and strengthen.
“I’m hoping to work with leaders and give them the tools to success, to strengthen chapters and to strengthen the bond between chapters and their councils,” Williams said. “I want to allow members to be driving forces within their chapters.”
Koors said Williams seems dedicated and has many ideas for her council.
“At Mississippi he got their NPHC more involved and made a more cohesive Inter-Fraternity Council and Panhellenic community,” she said. “He’s really adamant about working to find out our needs and concerns and to equalize us.”
Williams said he came to Bradley because he wanted to work at a private liberal arts school like the one he attended as an undergraduate.
“The people here have pride and passion and their students are involved,” he said. “People care about Bradley and where it’s going and they work together to create the future. I just love the feeling of walking around campus and knowing who’s around you – like when I attended college.”