Shawn Collinsworth works in Plaid’s higher education arena with a specialization in fraternity and sorority life. Shawn earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Indiana State University and has spent his professional career working within the fraternal market.
While an undergraduate at ISU, Shawn served his chapter as the president, vice president, recording secretary and chapter resident assistant, while also serving as the chair of the rush, and scholarship committees. During graduate school, Shawn worked as an Assistant Director of Residence Life in a Greek-based residence hall. He also volunteered on the Indiana Eta advisory committee. From 1996 to 1998 Shawn worked as the Assistant Director of Greek Affairs at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. As an employee of Albion College, Shawn supervised the Greek organizations and was actively involved in the Association of Fraternity Advisors and the American College Personnel Association.
Shawn joined the Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters Staff in June of 1998 as a Leadership Development Consultant. He has created and developed the curriculum for several leadership programs such as the Leadership Experience and the Fraternity Educators Leadership Academy. In January of 1999, Shawn became the Director of Leadership Development and supervised the leadership-programming arm of the Fraternity.
In August of 2001, Shawn was appointed by the Executive Council to become Phi Kappa Psi’s sixth Executive Director. Since being Executive Director, Shawn has been very active in the Interfraternal world. Shawn served the Fraternity Executives Association as the program chair for the annual conference, as well as a member of their Executive Board and most recently serving as the FEA President. He has also has presented leadership programming to numerous Phi Psi chapters, as well as other Greek organizations such as Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, and Delta Upsilon.
Outside of his professional life, Shawn is also very active in the community. He has worked with the Hamilton Center Outpatient Unit in Indianapolis developing teambuilding skills for their clients, mentored elementary school children on reading and comprehension, and coached a middle school track team. Shawn is married to his lovely wife Ellen, and has two sons, Carson and Bryce.