Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff

Leslie Merritt photoLeslie Merritt

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
(615) 898-5812

Leslie currently serves as the director of fraternity and sorority life (FSL) within the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL). The Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life works in conjunction with the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life to provide oversight of leadership development and programming for 22 fraternities and sororities associated with National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council and North American Interfraternity Conference. She will facilitate programming in the areas of risk management, membership recruitment/intake and education; problem resolution, and community planning as well as coordinating and presenting educational programs for the entire Greek system and individual chapters. She will also work to ensure that fraternities and sororities are meeting the academic, housing and recruitment standards of the university. Leslie serves as the liaison between the university and individual chapters, advisors, alumni and House Corporation officers and works in collaboration with designated staff in Development Office to interface with and address concerns of fraternity and sorority alumni. 

Leslie joined the CSIL team at MTSU in 2007 as the graduate assistant for leadership and service. After graduating with her Master Degree in Higher Education and Administration, she held various positions at the Kappa Delta National Headquarters. In her most recent role, she served as the Director of Chapter Services. In this position, she supervised six full time employees and 14 traveling consultants, who were responsible for serving the sorority’s 156 collegiate chapters. She was also responsible for the oversight of risk management and educational programming. Leslie has also facilitated several Greek presentations at local and national conferences.

Leslie continues to serve her alma mater as a member of the MTSU Alumni Association board of directors.  Leslie enjoys volunteering with Make A Wish. She is a member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors and has served as a LeaderShape facilitator at the University of Memphis. 

photo of Zakary Gosa-LewisZakary P. Gosa-Lewis

Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life
(615) 898-5812

Zakary serves as the coordinator of fraternity and sorority life (FSL) within the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL). The Coordinator of FSL works to provide oversight of leadership for 14 men’s fraternities associated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the North American Interfraternity Conference. The coordinator also advises the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and co-advises the NPHC. He also advises the Greek Week Committee and planning for awareness week programs.

Zakary joined the FSL Office in the summer of 2016. Prior to arriving at MTSU he served as the graduate assistant for Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University. While there, Zakary was a part of a 2 man team that oversaw NPHC, IFC, and the Panhellenic Council as well as all programming for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. In undergrad, he was heavily involved with IFC and served as a delegate, Vice President, and President. He also has served as the Vice President of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference for two terms. While in graduate school, he interned at Texas Christian University in their office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Zakary also served as the advisor of the Eta Tau Colony/Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha and volunteered as a facilitator for TCU’s UIFI.

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