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 Province President over Duke University, High Point University, and Appalachian State 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 dog, Layla.
DeVanté Thomas-Pittman, Graduate Assistant
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.
Laney Humphreys, Graduate Assistant
Laney Humphreys serves as a Graduate Assistant for the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In this role, she supports and works with FSL initiatives geared towards National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association, and the Multicultural Greek Council. Laney earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. During her time at OU, Laney was a collegiate member of Tri Delta’s Theta Gamma chapter where she served in several leadership positions all while working in the healthcare sector in her local community. Following her time at OU, Laney served as a Sr. Chapter Development Consultant for Tri Delta’s Executive office where she had the opportunity to establish new chapters at Tulane University and Sacred Heart University. She is pursuing a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Laney is passionate about working with emerging student leaders and creating organizational change through health initiatives.