FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018
RISE Partnerships Hires Brittany Barnes as Director of Curriculum & Training
Albany, N.Y. - RISE Partnerships is pleased to announce the addition of Brittany Barnes as Director of Curriculum & Training. In this role, Brittany will be responsible for providing strategic direction and managing daily execution of RISE’s curriculum design services and training programs. Barnes comes to RISE from Purdue University, where she served as an Assistant Director of Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life.
Brittany received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa's Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program. She is a respected fraternity/sorority professional and the recipient of numerous honors. In 2015, Brittany spearheaded the award-winning R.E.S.P.E.C.T. initiative at Purdue, which was selected for a Kappa Delta Confidence U Grant for its focus on confidence-building in collegiate women. The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) awarded Brittany in 2017 with the Gayle Webb New Professional Award, meant to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of fraternity/sorority advising by a campus-based professional.
“Brittany is one of the most talented professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said Dan Wrona, CEO of RISE Partnerships. “She represents everything RISE believes in, sharing our commitments to Relationships, Integrity, Service, and Enlightenment. We are honored to add Brittany's wisdom and experience to our team. She will elevate the learning experiences we offer to our partners and help them do their best work.”
Brittany joined the RISE staff part-time as a Project Leader in 2015, and has used her expertise on the curriculum and training teams to ensure program are engaging, effective, and student-centric.
Founded in 2000, RISE helps people do their best work by building knowledge and skills and unraveling the most difficult problems. Bringing expertise from a variety of fields, RISE staff members combine research, evidence, and best practices to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities.