Pi Beta Phi Names Shawn Eagleburger as Executive Director

After an extensive search, Pi Beta Phi Grand Council has selected Shawn Eagleburger to serve as the organization’s next Fraternity and Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) Executive Director. In this position, Shawn will lead the overall function of the international Headquarters of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women in implementing the strategic priorities set by Grand Council and executing the administrative operations of the Fraternity and FHC.
“Grand Council and I are thrilled to announce Pi Beta Phi's new Executive Director, Shawn Eagleburger. Shawn not only brings a background in higher education and a wealth of experience and knowledge from his twelve years at Pi Beta Phi Headquarters, but he also brings heart and a passion for Pi Phi, our members, staff and volunteers. He has been, and will continue to be, committed to our mission and vision, leading Pi Beta Phi into the future,” shared Grand President Marla Neelly Wulf.
Joining the Pi Beta Phi Headquarters team in September 2009, Shawn has served many roles throughout his tenure, on both the Fraternity and Pi Beta Phi Foundation team. Shawn was originally hired as the Fraternity’s Director of Programming and was soon promoted to Member Services and Programming Director, a role in which Shawn spent over five years working to directly support collegiate chapters and alumnae clubs as well as the Fraternity’s educational programming, literacy and event-experience initiatives. Shawn was assigned responsibilities to coordinate Pi Beta Phi Foundation’s SHINE THROUGH campaign which resulted in $32 million in outright and deferred gifts from more than 7,000 donors in support of Pi Beta Phi. Most recently, Shawn has served in senior leadership positions to strengthen Pi Beta Phi’s communications and marketing efforts and drive the organization’s strategic plan.
Shawn’s accomplishments while on the Pi Beta Phi staff include launching Read > Lead > Achieve®, Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic effort, strengthening campus partnerships and growing Pi Beta Phi through extension support, helping to align the Fraternity, FHC and Foundation unique brands into unified standards, driving Fraternity engagement through record-breaking event attendance, evolving the Foundation's fundraising efforts through a record-breaking campaign and playing a key leadership role in navigating the organization’s heightened commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Current Fraternity and FHC Executive Director Juli Willeman shared, “Shawn has been a loyal member of the Headquarters staff, working tirelessly to further the goals of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. A servant leader at heart, Shawn appreciates the history and future of the organization and I know he will honor our membership with care and compassion that would make our founders proud.”
Prior to Pi Phi, Shawn was the Assistant Director of Greek Affairs/Primary Sorority Advisor at Kansas State University. He is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, having served as an Educational Leadership Consultant and on the Fraternity’s International Executive Board of Directors (Grand Council) for eight years, including six years as International Vice President. He currently serves on the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation Board of Directors. Shawn earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University and his Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University.
“I am beyond honored to assume this new role and I pledge my greatest commitment and respect to the membership of this beloved organization. Pi Beta Phi has been an incredible influence in my adult life. In fact, I only considered joining a Fraternity because a Pi Phi showed me the benefits of fraternity membership. Of all things I love about Pi Phi, it is the people I love the most. I am ready for this next opportunity to serve Pi Phis, strengthen Pi Beta Phi and build Pi Phi Pride,” Shawn said.
Current Fraternity and FHC Executive Director Juli Willeman announced her retirement in early January 2021. Juli and Shawn will work closely to develop a smooth transition plan with Juli’s retirement date yet to be determined.

Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Facebook and Twitter.


For more information, please contact: 
Melissa Nagus
Human Resources Director
(636) 256–0680

Published March 31, 2021