Alexa Lee Arndt is a coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Mississippi. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in international studies and public affairs and minors in political science and leadership studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in education with a concentration in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. She brings experience as a volunteer for her national organization, a student organization conduct board adviser, an NPC intern and alumnae association member.
Donald Abels joined the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Mississippi in March 2016 and serves as the coordinator for fraternity and sorority life. Prior to joining the Ole Miss family, he served as the coordinator for fraternity and sorority life at Middle Tennessee State University for almost three years. He received a Master of Education degree in higher education administration from MTSU, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communication: nonprofit leadership.
Abels enjoys volunteering for multiple inter/national organizations. He provides prevention education training for Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Beta Phi and Pi Kappa Phi chapters around the country. His professional memberships include the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors and the Association for Student Conduct Administration.
Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Tony Vukusich joined the Ole Miss family in January 2015 as assistant dean of students for fraternity and sorority life. As such, he is responsible for the overall operations of the fraternity and sorority community. He also oversees the management and delivery of educational curriculum, strategic planning and growth, and directs the day-to-day operations of the community. He collaborates with the two coordinators of Fraternity & Sorority Life as well as many graduate assistants who provide support and advisement to the fraternity and sorority councils, chapters and affiliated men and women. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Crisis Response Team for the Division of Student Affairs.
Vukusich received a Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies as well as sociology from Indiana State University. He went on to earn his Master of Science in education with a focus on student affairs and higher education from Indiana State University. He has worked at both private and public institutions and as a fraternal organization staff member during his career supporting the fraternal movement and the advancement of higher education. His professional interests include professional preparation within the field of higher education, curriculum development and instructional design and delivery, as well as organizational effectiveness and higher education consulting.