November 16, 2012
"Bo" John Mantooth has been named director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Indiana State University. He will begin serving Indiana State in this position Dec. 17.
Prior to coming to Indiana State, he served as associate director of Greek Life at Auburn University, advising and mentoring the leadership of 28 national fraternities. He also designed a national award winning hazing awareness campaign and created an implemented a successful academic initiative that raised the all-fraternity GPA by 0.25. He also served as an instructor in the College of Agriculture and taught a leadership development course to first and second year Greek students.
Prior to Auburn, Mantooth served and an educational and leadership consultant/associate director of Chapter Services for Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity in Lexington, Va.
"Bo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him," said Carmen Tillery, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. "Under his leadership, we are looking forward to implementing the fraternity and sorority strategic plan and the construction of the North residence hall, which will house sororities he will also provide direction and guidance to students, staff, alumni and other stakeholders."
Mantooth will oversee 24 chapters, with 1,078 active members and will be a member of the Student Affairs cabinet.
"He compliments the staff already in place and adds leadership and vision to this area," said Brook Moore, associate dean of students. "He brings great experience from leading a comprehensive Greek community at Auburn and will be able to hit the ground running."
Mantooth connected with student leaders during his visit to campus.
"He was simple and to the point," said Sarah Riley, president of Panhellenic Council. "He was enthusiastic and genuinely concerned for students."
Mantooth will receive his Ph.D in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University in December. He holds a master of education in administration of higher education from Auburn and a bachelor of arts degree in communications from University of Tennessee at Martin.