Staffing Update: Phi Sig Hires Director of Expansion


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Phi Sigma Kappa is pleased to announce the hiring of Erik J. Silvola as Director of Expansion. Silvola will serve as a senior leader responsible for the long-term strategic growth of the organization and will lead a team in the planning and execution of all expansion projects.

Erik recently completed his Masters of Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. While completing his coursework, Erik held a graduate assistantship in the Center for Student Involvement. In addition, Erik spent time co-advising both the Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council where he furthered his passion for advising young Greek leaders. Erik planned and executed signature programs on his campus, including National Hazing Prevention Week and Values Celebration Week.

“I am looking forward to joining this exceptional team as we continue to bring Phi Sig to new heights. There is an undeniable feeling of opportunity in the air at Phi Sigma Kappa, and I am excited for what is in store,” said Silvola. “Assessment and evaluation will be a vital area for expansion. Data-driven decision making will need to be at the forefront to ensure we are setting up new colonies for success.”

Before returning to school at USF, Erik was on staff at Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters where he served as an educational leadership consultant for a year before finding his place as an expansion manager. Silvola built colonies at Texas Tech University, Huntingdon College, Missouri State University, California State University-Chico and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, each successfully chartering in less than 24 months and exceeding their campus membership average.

“We are excited to have Erik serving in this critical position as we look to grow Phi Sig,” said Nick Zuniga, Executive Director. “Erik’s fraternal and institutional experience will be a strength and will give us an edge as we grow the Fraternity.”


Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity was founded at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts on March 15, 1873, and has 72 chapters and more than 80 alumni clubs across the United States. To date, the Fraternity has initiated more than 100,000 men into the organization that is devoted to the advancement of its three Cardinal Principles: the Promotion of Brotherhood, the Stimulation of Scholarship, and the Development of Character.