Executive Director Pamela Nix Announces Intent to Relocate to Prioritize Time with Family
Pamela will continue to serve as ED until July 2, 2021 to ensure a smooth transition
Feb. 8, 2021, MEMPHIS, Tennessee – After serving as Kappa Delta Sorority and Foundation’s executive director for nearly 10 years, Pamela Nix has shared with the National Council, Foundation Board and headquarters staff her intent to relocate to the Southeast to prioritize time with her family and look toward her next career opportunity. Pamela will shift out of her role after National Convention on July 2, 2021, and in the months ahead, she will work with Sorority and Foundation leadership and staff to ensure continued progress and a smooth transition.
“Serving our sisterhood as Kappa Delta’s executive director has been my greatest honor, and I have cherished the last decade working with our dedicated staff and volunteers,” said Nix. “The past year reminded me how precious life is and how much I value my family. My father’s cancer has returned, and I look forward to moving to be able to spend more quality time with him and my family.”
In 2011, Nix was hired as the executive director of Kappa Delta Sorority, and two years later, agreed to also serve as the Foundation executive director. Her contributions supported the vision and development of Kappa Delta’s strategic plan, and under her leadership, Kappa Delta has seen: significant growth through the establishment of 25 collegiate chapters and a 31% membership increase; sound fiscal management of the headquarters and successful fundraising campaigns; implementation of new technology platforms; establishment of a national housing corporation; the launch of new training and programming; and the repair and renovation of the headquarters building, including preservation and restoration of museum artifacts.
“In the past 10 years, a hallmark of Pamela’s leadership has been her integrity and how selflessly she puts Kappa Delta’s interests before her own,” said National President Tricia Ruma Spence. “We are immensely grateful for her strategic vision and breadth of capability, but Pamela’s true legacy in KD will always be the way she inspired her team at headquarters — and really, thousands of collegians — to be strong, empowered, confident women in their professional and personal lives.”
“From day one, Pamela has been the perfect leadership match for Kappa Delta, and we are better because of her dedicated service and unwavering commitment to position the Sorority and Foundation for the future,” said Beth Martin Langford, Kappa Delta Foundation Board Chair and former National President. “She will be greatly missed in this role, and we fully support her in the next chapter of her life and career. Membership in Kappa Delta is for a lifetime, and we know that we will call upon her inspiring leadership again in the years to come.”
Kappa Delta will immediately launch a search to identify and attract a leader who will serve with the same passion and dedication as Pamela and build upon the success she inspired. Interested candidates should contact the executive search firm at KappaDeltaED@beecherhillsearch.com. The position profile for the executive director will be posted to the Kappa Delta website in the upcoming weeks.
Pamela added, “Kappa Delta has been my passion and my priority for almost a decade. Serving our sisterhood has brought me immense joy and deep fulfillment. Leaving this role will be bittersweet, as I look forward to finding the next opportunity in my career to support my desire to relocate closer to my family.”
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 277,000 members, 167 active collegiate chapters and 223 active alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2009, the Sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an international movement to promote confidence in women and girls. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.