Chi Psi Fraternity Executive Director Sam Bessey to Transition Into New Role as Chief Advancement Officer

The search for a new Executive Director begins on Jan. 1, 2022.

Nashville, TN – Chi Psi Fraternity Executive Director Sam Bessey will transition to a new role within the Central Office (Chi Psi’s national headquarters). His new focus will be on development and advancement of the Fraternity from a fundraising perspective, and his title will become Chief Advancement Officer (CAO).

A search committee led by members of the Executive Council of Chi Psi Fraternity and The Chi Psi Educational Trust will convene to begin the search for a new Executive Director in 2022. Chi Psi encourages any Brother who wishes to apply for the job to do so by contacting with a formal cover letter and resume. A full job description can be found at

After 20 years of devoted service to Chi Psi as its Executive Director, Brother Bessey has made the decision to step away from that role and focus his efforts on development. Assistant Executive Director Kyle Phillips will perform operational duties to allow Brother Bessey to begin a complete focus on development. A new hire will be made in the spring of 2022 and formally installed at the 181st Annual Convention in July.


Chi Psi Fraternity has a strong presence at 32 of America’s most respected educational institutions. Founded in 1841 at Union College in Schenectady, NY, Chi Psi is a Fraternity of gentlemen devoted to the individual and collective needs of its members, respect for others, and a responsible partner with the university and community. It is a selective association of diverse individuals dedicated to the cultivation of a unique environment which instills a lifelong commitment to Brotherhood. The Chi Psi Central Office is located in Nashville, TN.