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CAMPUSPEAK announces members of new board of advisors

May 18, 2015

CAMPUSPEAK announced today that seven members have been selected to serve on the company’s first Board of Advisors. The new members include two higher education professionals, a business professional, an association professional, two CAMPUSPEAK speakers, and a CAMPUSPEAK facilitator. The members will begin their service on June 23, 2015. Their terms will last through Dec 31, 2016.

The new board members are: Dr. Kevin Bailey, Kristen Hadeed, Karen Katz, Monica Lee Miranda, Marc Mores, Margarita Perez, and James Robilotta.

“Our advisors’ range of experience and skills are a perfect addition to our team,” said CAMPUSPEAK president David Stollman. “It is truly exciting to have such great people committed to helping CAMPUSPEAK. I trust that their expertise and leadership will present new opportunities for our continued growth.”

Dr. Kevin Bailey has served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of West Florida since 2010. He has had an extensive range of experience for over 20 years serving roles at Tulane University, Millersville University, Bowling Green State University, UNC Charlotte, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Bailey has been a leader in the student affairs field through his active involvement in numerous Higher Ed associations including Southern Association of College Student Affairs, ACPA, and NASPA. Bailey has remained an active member of his fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi at the local, regional, and national level.

Kristen Hadeed graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a degree in Finance. When she was a junior in college, Kristen founded Student Maid™, a cleaning business that only employs students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The company now has two locations in Florida and more than 500 employees during peak seasons. In addition to working with her team to grow the Student Maid™ brand nationwide, Kristen launched a tech company that is developing scheduling apps to revolutionize the service industry. Kristen currently lives in Florida where she frequently guest lectures at the University of Florida. She is known for her TEDx talk “How to Retire by 20” and recently landed a book deal in hopes to continue spreading her message. 

Karen Katz is the Chief Executive Officer of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity and currently serves as the Professional Fraternity Association President. She has an undergraduate degree in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville and a graduate degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Since 2000 she has been advising fraternities and sororities. Karen volunteers for Chi Omega on the National Recruitment Team and as the University of Miami Recruitment Advisor.  She was the Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor at Florida International University (FIU) for four years where she starting volunteering for numerous fraternities including Sigma Phi Epsilon. She has been a lead facilitator for the North-American Interfraternity Conference’s Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute since 2004.

Monica Lee Miranda received her bachelor’s in Spanish with a minor in Psychology and her master’s in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University at Albany. She is now in the dissertation stage of her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at University of Rochester. Monica currently serves as the Director of the Center for Student Involvement at the University of South Florida and is the past President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and is a member of Omega Phi Beta sorority.

Marc Mores graduated from Iowa State University in 1995 and received a M.Ed. from Xavier University in 2004. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of James R. Favor & Company running daily operations of the Denver office and serving as underwriter for their Lloyd’s of London fraternity insurance program. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of HazingPrevention.Org and remains active with his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, in local and national volunteer capacities. Having worked for the fraternity in roles ranging from regional director to Associate Executive Vice President for 13 years, he is frequently called on by his, and many other fraternal organizations, to provide educational programs at leadership conventions.

Margarita Perez serves as the Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. A native of the Crescent City, Margarita fits right in with the Ragin’ Cajuns having received her M.Ed. from the University of New Orleans and undergraduate degree from Loyola University. Margarita served 12 years at Spring Hill College in the roles of Associate Dean of Student, Assistant Vice President, and then Interim Vice President of Student Affairs. Prior to Spring Hill College, Margarita held positions in Student Life at Newcomb College at Tulane and Residence Life at Southeastern Louisiana University.

James Robilotta grew up in Sayville, NY and attended the University of North Carolina, Wilmington for undergrad. After getting a B.S. in Marine Biology, he earned his Masters of Counselor Education: Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from Clemson University. While there he also became a proud brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. James worked as a student affairs professional for over 11 years in residential life and campus activities. James is now a professional speaker and a personal coach. James has been keynoting corporate and collegiate conferences and facilitating staff retreats since 2002, and has won “Top Program” honors on state, regional, and national levels.

Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, and facilitation services. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond. Learn more at campuspeak.com.