2018-19 Executive Board

President

Cristian Gonzalez ‘20

Hometown: Western Springs, Illinois

IFC Chapter: Pi Kappa Phi

Majors: Near Eastern Studies and Government

Minors: Arabic, Law & Society, Crimes, Prisons, Education, & Justice (CPEJ)

Other campus involvement: WSH Resource Center, Cornell Mentors for Incarcerated Youth, Cornell International Affairs Society, Meinig Scholars, Convocation Committee Class of 2020, Order of Omega

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC:  “I am working to tackle issues of sexual violence, hazing, classism, and discrimination in Greek life through policy, programming, and involvement with the Cornell community at large. I believe in building relationships with community stakeholders because all student voices matter, and they can share perspectives that we would never see in IFC Greek life alone. I am also working on engaging the IFC within its chapters to talk about identity and unity. I hope that the efforts of the Executive Board will see a more inclusive and forward thinking IFC than our predecessors.”

Fun fact: I speak 6 languages!

Executive Vice President (EVP)

Tyler Henry ‘20

Hometown: Waxhaw, NC

IFC Chapter: Delta Chi

Major: Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR)

Minors: English, Inequality Studies, Law and Society

Other campus involvement: Order of Omega, BSU, MILRSO

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “Continuing my work from last year and making progress at addressing issues in the system and ushering in meaningful change.”

Fun fact: Two-time wrestling state runner up in NC

 

Vice President for Judicial Affairs

Vincenzo Guido ‘20

Hometown: North Bergen, NJ

IFC Chapter: Pi Kappa Phi

Major: Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR)

Minors: Law & Society; Crimes, Prisons, Education, & Justice (CPEJ)

Other campus involvement: Cornell Undergraduate Law & Society Review (Editor-in-Chief), Cornell Prison Education Program, Cornell Mentors for Incarcerated Youth

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I look forward to ensuring a fair and equal system of adjudication that puts an emphasis on education and prevention.”

Fun fact: Has two English Mastiffs

 

Vice President for Recruitment, and Vice President for Membership & Alumni Development (MAD)

Terence Burke ‘21

Hometown: Greenwich, CT

IFC Chapter: Lambda Chi Alpha

Major: Economics and Classics

Minor: Real Estate

Other campus involvement: Consent Ed Ambassador, Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, Vice Chair of the Peer Review Board, Sexual Assault Awareness Week Planning Board

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I hope to broaden recruitment to draw from a variety of communities across campus and increase opportunities for leadership development within the IFC. 

Fun fact: “I took an online bartending course over one winter break and am now certified.”

 

Vice President for Citizenship, Diversity, and Inclusion (CDI)

Cole Johnston ‘20

Hometown: Eagle Point, OR

IFC Chapter: Phi Delta Theta

Major: International Agriculture and Rural Development (Concentration in Economics and Development)

Minor: Inequality Studies

Other campus involvement: Facilitator for the Intergroup Dialogue Project, Campus Tour Guide for Cornell Department of Visitor Relations, IFC Liaison for the Cayuga's Watchers Executive Board, Tutor for Friends of Farmworkers

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I am looking forward to creating meaningful programming and social infrastructures to generate social equity in our community and work toward the vision of fraternity for everyone.”

Fun fact: “My favorite restaurant in Ithaca is Taco Bell.”

 

Vice President for University & Community Relations (UCR)

Dan Draytsel ‘21

Hometown: Westchester, NY

IFC Chapter: Phi Gamma Delta ("Fiji")

Major: Biology

Minor: Business

Other campus involvement: Undergraduate research, YOURS, Greeks Go Green

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I'm looking to expand the GIVE standard and help centralize the attendance process. Also, I'm trying to implement an IFC wide event each semester that focuses on building connections between chapters that don't often socialize with each other.”

Fun fact: “I'm fluent in Russian and it was my first language.”

Vice President for Programming

Jacob Polacek ‘21

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

IFC Chapter: Delta Tau Delta

Major: Computer Science

Other campus involvement: Cornell Hyperloop, Student Assembly, Greek Growth Committee

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I'm looking forward to helping bring together the Greek community closer than ever before through fun programming events that show campus how amazing Greek life truly can be.”

Fun fact: “I started playing hockey before I even started preschool and hockey was the reason I was interested in Cornell in the first place.”

Vice President for Finance

Steven Li ‘21

Hometown: Great Falls, VA

IFC Chapter: Lambda Chi Alpha

Major: Information Science

Minor: Business

Other campus involvement: Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity, Apex Capital

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: “I look forward to granting as much scholarship money as possible this year because money should not be a barrier of entry for greek life.”

Fun fact: “I'm interested in horology and cars.”

Vice President for Communications

Benjamin Posnick ‘21

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

IFC Chapter: Delta Tau Delta

Major: Computer Science

Other campus involvement: CS 1110 Teaching Assistant, Physics 1112 Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research, Engineering World Health Project Team

What I’m looking forward to doing for the IFC: "I'm looking forward to improving the brand of the IFC and the overall image of fraternities on both Cornell's campus and the national scale. I am working hard to cast Greek life in a positive light through social media and public relations efforts."

Fun fact: I made it to the state qualifiers for the 4x100m relay for my track and field team in high school

Brand Director

Danielle Grinberg '18

 

Danielle, the Brand Director of the Interfraternity Council, is a senior majoring in Communication and minoring in Information Science from Long Island. Danielle spent the past three years serving as Creative Director for Slope Media Group as well as designing for various organizations throughout campus.  After rebranding the IFC in 2016 and taking a brief hiatus in Spring 2017 to study abroad, Danielle is happy to return to the IFC and to work with the executive board to promote the greek system at Cornell.

OFSIL Director

Kara Miller

 

Kara received her B.A. in Psychology from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and her M.Ed. In Higher Education from the College of William and Mary in 2003. She is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2006, Kara worked as the Coordinator for Greek Affairs at the University of Miami (FL). In 2006, Kara became an Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living focusing on advising the IFC men’s fraternities as well as fraternity and sorority community wide programming.

In 2015, Kara became an Associate Dean of Students in the Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living. In this role, she directs many areas on the fraternity and sorority experience. Kara advises the Greek Judicial Board, supervises the Assistant Deans who advise the Multicultural Greek Letter Council and the Panhellenic Council, and continues to work with the IFC men’s fraternities and community-wide leadership programming to ensure a holistic and robust experience for students across the fraternity and sorority community. Kara is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the Northeast Greek Leadership Association.

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