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Alumnus to Help Lead Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Image Jesse Moyer Jesse Moyer, a 2003 USD graduate elected to the general council of the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity.

OXFORD, Ohio -- The members of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity have elected University of South Dakota graduate Jesse Moyer for a first term to the general council, the organization’s board of directors.

Moyer, a resident of Hamilton, Ohio, will serve a two-year term as a member-at-large of the board that leads 12,000 undergraduates and 170,000 alumni.

“I look forward to serving Phi Delta Theta over the next biennium. The organization has given so much to me, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to give back. Our organization is on the leading edge of the fraternal movement and I look forward to working with my fellow general council members and our outstanding general headquarters staff to ensure that doesn’t change," he said.

Moyer currently serves KnowledgeWorks as the director of state advocacy and research. In this role, Jesse leads research support of KnowledgeWorks’ publication/thought leadership strategy, works closely with various states on education advocacy opportunities and provides leadership across the policy and strategic foresight team and the entire organization. Prior to his current role, Jesse served in several other positions within KnowledgeWorks, helping organizations think differently about the world they wanted to create, primarily through his work with KnowledgeWorks’ future educational forecasting.

Before joining KnowledgeWorks, he served as director of chapter services for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity General Headquarters, directing membership education and support activities for more than 10,000 undergraduate members on more than 150 campuses across the United States and Canada. Jesse also served as a leadership consultant in the Southeast region.

Moyer earned a master of education from Xavier University and a bachelor of arts in mass communications from the University of South Dakota in 2003.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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