Ion Outterbridge, Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Associate Director of the Carolina Union
Ion has twenty plus years of experience in Higher Education and continues to be a strong advocate for students. He is now serving as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Chapel Hill. He was the formal Director of College and Career Readiness for Nash Community College and formal Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Martin Community College. He has worked as the Assistant Dean of Students, the Director of Greek Life, and Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment at East Carolina University. He received a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Winston-Salem State University in December 1995 and received MA in Adult Education in December 2005 from East Carolina University.
Ion is a Certified Diversity Trainer from The National Coalition Building Institute out of Washington, DC. Ion participated as a facilitator in the Building Bridges through race relations for East Carolina University and the City of Greenville, an active facilitator in Carolina Conversation pertaining to Diversity at UNC, and continues to hold conversation around diversity with faculty, staff, and students at UNC.
Berengére Phillips, Assistant Director
Berengére Phillips has served as Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life since March 2018. In this role she advises organizations that report to FSL including National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, in addition to spearheading the FSL Speaker Series and facilitating diversity and inclusion initiatives. Berengére holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Spanish from North Carolina State University and a Master’s of Education in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. She is a Spring 2010 initiate of the Mu Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Cassie Thomas, Assistant Director
Cassie Hughes Thomas currently serves as one of the Assistant Directors of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In this role, she advises organizations that report to FSL including the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Order of Omega Honor Society. In addition to advising, she is an active member of the Delta Advocates Leadership Team and helps oversee, plan, and facilitate the trainings and education for the Delta Advocates cohort. Cassie is incredibly passionate about equity and access and violence prevention education. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Education K-12 and received her Master’s Degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Cassie is a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and serves as the General Advisor for the Phi Chapter at Duke University. In addition to advising, she is an Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) Faciltator for the organization. In her free time, she enjoys hot yoga, seeing live music, and spending time with her loyal four legged companion, Layla.
Seteena Turner, Program Assistant
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Seteena Turner ventured to Chapel Hill, NC after falling in love with the Carolina Blue skies and pride and joy of being a Tar Heel. An alumna of the University, Seteena graduated in 2018 with a BA in Journalism and Communication Studies and a minor in Hispanic Studies and is currently pursuing her Master of Accounting degree at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Seteena is no stranger to the Carolina Union. During undergrad, she co-founded UNC Spark – a first-year retreat that provides resources to women of color to assist them in their journey to and throughout their time at Carolina - which is now housed in the office of Student life and Leadership. Seteena currently serves as Program Assistant in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life where she assists in developing campus and community wide programs, leadership retreats and communicates with students and families regarding membership in a Greek lettered organization. Seteena hopes to use this experience to combine her love for the art of communication and relationship building with the business acumen she has developed during her master’s program to ultimately become a Media Business Consultant. She has passions for women empowerment (specifically women of color) and leadership development and believes that the knowledge and experiences gained while at UNC will allow her to make a large, systemic impact on underrepresented populations on campus, in the media and in the world as a whole. In her free time, Seteena can be found sporting the latest athleisure fashion at a sporting event of some sort, singing some Kirk Franklin or Jhene Aiko and traveling to explore a different country with her family or closest friends.
DeVanté A. Thomas-Pittman serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Fraternity and Sorority Life office. In his role, he is involved in various office initiatives and programming such as Hazing Prevention Week, Awards & Recognition, and Order of Omega. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French & German Language and Cultural Studies from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. At UNCC, he served as a Resident Advisor, Orientation Counselor, and Program Coordinator for the Campus Activities Board as well as many other leadership positions. He is a Fall 2017 initiate of the Sigma Beta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and he served in various positions within his chapter. Currently, DeVanté is pursuing his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. He has a passion for student leadership development, hazing prevention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work. DeVanté is excited to grow in his role and to connect with all members of the Carolina community. After he graduates, he looks forward to continue his work in Fraternity and Sorority Life.