Helen Lahrman, Vice President of Campus Operations, Midwest
Beginning August 1, Helen Lahrman will serve as Vice President of Campus Operations for the Midwest, where she will focus on undergraduate development, alumni engagement and council effectiveness in partnership with campuses in the region. She will work from her home in Dallas, Texas, where she will be accessible to the campuses she serves.
Lahrman comes to the NIC from The University of Iowa, where she served as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs. In this role, she oversaw the ever-growing Iowa fraternity and sorority community comprised of 53 organizations, four councils and 4,000 students.
“Helen’s expertise in working with and developing high-performing councils will be an incredible asset to the Campus Support team,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras.
Lahrman previously held the positions of Coordinator of Greek Life and Community Engagement at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, as well as Greek Life and Leadership Advisor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). While at Northeastern, she assisted in developing the campus Multicultural Greek Council and revitalizing the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In 2014, she received the Rising Star Award by a vote of fellow staff members.
“I firmly believe in the direction the NIC is heading,” Lahrman said. “I’m looking forward to the fast-paced work environment and building relationships with IFCs, alumni and member organizations.”
Lahrman earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and marketing from Franklin College, where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi and played varsity basketball. She earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership from UCCS.
Lahrman also has extensive fraternal volunteer experience. She currently serves as a Pi Beta Phi international officer and previously spent six years advising collegiate chapters. She is a member of the Delta Upsilon Men of Merit Committee, an active member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), and a past Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) facilitator.
Dylan Howser, Vice President of Campus Operations, Berkeley
Through a unique partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Administration and Interfraternity Council (IFC), Howser will facilitate stronger fraternity relationships with Berkeley community residents, provide dedicated IFC support and develop an Alumni IFC to bolster support for all chapters.
“The NIC is excited to have Dylan lead this five-year partnership with Berkeley’s key stakeholders as they undergo significant community culture building,” Horras said.
Howser’s work will build upon his relationships within the Berkeley fraternity community, where he has worked for three years as the LEAD Center Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Advising and Leadership Development. He advised IFC fraternities and assisted in developing curriculum on diversity, risk management and prevention, and new member education.
“I am excited about this new collaborative role with the IFC at Berkeley, so I can continue to serve them in their efforts to create a more safe and inclusive experience,” he said. “I believe NIC 2.0 is one of the best vehicles to help move this community forward as it has many talented professionals and volunteers, and I look forward to learning from them.”
Howser earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Millikin University, where he was IFC President. He earned a Master of Education in college student affairs from The Pennsylvania State University, where he co-advised the IFC and the Panhellenic Association as a graduate assistant. Howser is a member of Delta Sigma Phi and has experience facilitating the NIC’s UIFI and IMPACT programs, as well as LeaderShape, the CalGreeks Leadership Summit and the Intersect Conference.