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Harbor Institute

Our Harbor team has a multitude of experience in the Greek Life, student leadership, and personal and professional arenas that often deal with complex problems. A unique combination of personal and professional experiences gives our team insight into many of the issues and concerns facing varying organizations. Our innovative strategy is designed to solve these problems by: (1) educating the college community, (2) identifying and evaluating the apparent and underlying issues and concerns and (3) empowering students, advisors, and administrators to work together to implement realistic and practical solutions.

Steve  Birdine

Traveling From: Indianapolis, Indiana

Steve Birdine embodies these terms and utilizes them consistently as one of the nation’s leading speakers. As a former two-term National President (Grand Polaris) of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and has traveled the country and delivered powerful keynote addresses, engaging workshops and...

Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.

Traveling From: New York, New York
Biography: Author of the forthcoming book series The Miseducation of the Black GreekTM

Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. is one of the leading authorities on fraternity and sorority life on college campuses.  Through the Harbor Institute, he has presented dynamic keynote speeches and i...

Dr. Alex  Ellis

Traveling From: Newark, New Jersey

Alex Ellis is redefining the meaning of style. An author, speaker, custom clothier, mentor, and gentleman of integrity and distinction, Ellis is turning heads across the nation through his well-dressed stature and inspirational words. He has been recently featured on CNN’s “Reclaimi...

Syreeta N. Greene

Traveling From: Los Angeles, CA

Syreeta has extensive experience working with collegiate students from advisement to support services to cultural programming. Additionally, she has been a strong supporter and contributor to the development and progression of Black Greek Letter organizations serving as the NPHC advisor at the Un...

Lasana  Hotep

Traveling From: Oakland, CA | San Francisco, CA

Lasana is an educator, consultant and writer committed to inciting critical thought about society, culture and politics. He has served as a collegiate student leader at Texas State University, a grassroots community organizer and a member of several community advisory boards. Professionally, Lasa...

Debra Y. Huges, Esq.

Traveling From: Washington, DC

Ms. Hughes is an attorney, licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Ms. Hughes graduated from the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) with a Bachelorís of Arts in the Honorís College of Modern Languages and Linguistics, and was awarded a scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement in...

Chaz  Kyser-Pitts

Traveling From: Washington, DC

Chaz is the author of "Careeranista: A Woman's Guide to Success After College." She is also a speaker on topics relevant to college undergrads and new graduates, and a career columnist. Her column has been published in numerous newspapers and websites, including The St. Louis American, ...

Bryant  Smith

Traveling From: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Speaker Snapshot

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs & International Student Services
  • Associate Director Student Union (Advisor: Greeks, Media, Minority Programming Board)
  • Assistant ...

Dale  Williams

Traveling From: Memphis, Tennessee

Dale has extensive experience in working with college students in higher education. She served as the Director of Student Activities at Leymone Owens College (Memphis, TN), Winston-Salem State University (NC), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Coordinator of Student Activities at Tenn...


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  • Harbor Institute
    2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW #550
    Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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