Kari White

New face in the Leadership and Service Office


Kwasheen “Kari” White is one of the newest faces to Tarleton State University’s campus. Born in Los Angeles, California, but not claiming a true hometown, White has lived all around the country.

“When I came here on Thursday morning I felt so out of place. Everyone had on purple. Since I have been here, I have started buying stuff in purple. I think it’s great,” White stated.

As the new Assistant Director for Sorority and Fraternity life, White has a very important role.

“I make sure that all the fraternity and sororities here are able to be represented here at Tarleton State University. My biggest thing is to help make sure they have opportunities, and I help them make those opportunities into realities,” White stated.

While attending  Talladega College in Alabama, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 

White holds three degrees to his name. The first being a bachelor’s degree in health science, and his second degree is in music, inspired by his passion for playing the trumpet during his two years on Broadway as an actor and musician. Finally, White has a masters degree in higher education/ educational leadership.

White has been to too many colleges to count, as an employee as well as an administrator and faculty member. He has served time in both residence life and fraternity and sorority life throughout his career. He has been an advisor for Greek life in some sense since the spring of 2005.

The new assistant director emphasized how nice his transition has been since arriving at Tarleton on his first day. Even during the interview process, White explained he felt he was really being involved in all aspects of the department he was applying to be a part of. 

“Right away Mr. Brown was asking me, what do you think we can do about this, how do you feel about this… I really felt included right away,”  White said.

Greek life is one of those things that are blasted onto social media constantly and some can be good, but like all things, some may be not so pleasant. 

White encourages students who are thinking about Greek life to just ask. Ask about the organizations offered on the Tarleton State University Stephenville Campus. 

“These organizations are making amazing impacts. For example, Alpha Gamma Delta, they just had their picnic basket event, they made 15,000 dollars for their philanthropy… Another example, Sigma Chi had only 26 members but made 25,000 dollars for their philanthropy,” White stated.

White expressed his excitement for the opportunity to serve the Tarleton Students and is ready to see what is to come.

Kari White can be found in his office in room 201 J in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center or you can email him at [email protected].