Tom is the President of T.Jelke Solutions, a consulting firm that provides strategic planning, independent research, training, and assessment to universities, student organizations, non-profits, and fraternity/sorority communities and headquarters. Tom has consulted with over 250 campuses, and has also served as a faculty member or staff member at 4 other universities. Tom has sailed as resident director (Summer ’02), Assistant Executive Dean (Summer ’10, Short-Term ’11), and Executive Dean (Spring ’13). He has authored seven journal articles and four chapters in books relating to college students. He has been recognized as Advisor or Professional of the Year by three different higher education organizations and associations. He has served as the Chairman of the Association of Fraternity Advisors Foundation, and currently sits on the Miami Parking Authority Board of Directors as well as the Sigma Phi Epsilon Board of Directors. He is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a bronze medalist competitive ballroom dancer, a deep water scuba diver and an average (but avid) golfer. Tom’s passion, however, is travel: he will have visited 78 countries by the end of this voyage. Tom received a B.A. in English from Florida International University in Miami, a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Law from Indiana University-Bloomington.