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Clay Coleman

Southwestern '04

Director of Education

Email | 513-523-6345 Ext. 244 | LinkedIn

Contact Clay For:

  • Education Curriculum & Programming
  • PDTU Online Education
  • Assessment
  • Conference Planning & Execution
    • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute
    • Presidents Leadership Conference
    • Recruitment Workshops
    • General Officers Conference
    • General Convention
  • Risk Prevention
  • Education Committee

As Director of Education, Clay is tasked with overseeing all educational strategies and event services of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. The paramount responsibilities of this position are to develop and manage a holistic educational effort through programs that utilize technology and promote our values to undergraduate and alumni members. This is accomplished through instructor-led and e-learning training in the following areas: in-person, values-based leadership development, undergraduate and alumni officer development, standardized Phikeia Education, sound learning, and career transition.

Brother Coleman is a member of the Texas Gamma Chapter and graduate of Southwestern University where he studied communications and business. He also holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, Clay was honored by the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference with the Dr. Tom Shoemaker Advisor of the Year award. Most recently, Clay served as Province President for Chi East (South Florida chapters) and had the privilege to support two successful colonies that received their charters.

Clay, his wife Tiffanie, son Jaxson, and dog Lexi reside in Pensacola, Florida.  An avid Texas Longhorns fan, Clay looks for every opportunity to cheer on the Horns! When he’s not busy chasing Jaxson around the house, he enjoys the endless summer weather in Florida by trail running, kayaking and playing golf!

Advice for Young Phis

There are endless opportunities to leverage your experience as a member of Phi Delta Theta to gain transferable skills that will help you in all future professional endeavors. From budget management experience as treasurer to alumni relations chair and in between, all members have the opportunity to find a connection to enhance their leadership, networking and communication skills. I recommend finding two older chapter brothers that have completely different goals, aspirations and interests. Seek their perspective and guidance related to your academic and co-curricular interests. Often, when seeking advice from two diverging perspectives, a person is enlightened by a new opportunity that may not have otherwise been considered. Remember, leadership is not a position, but a process of self-discovery.