Jim Cogdal


Jim joined the Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters staff as the associate editor of The Magazine of Sigma Chi in June 2008 following a five-year career in sportswriting in the newspaper industry. In May 2012, he accepted his current role and enjoys interacting with undergraduates and alumni through his work with Sigma Chi's educational programs and through alumni engagement. Jim serves as the lead staff support for the Educational and Leadership Board and the Journey chapter development program, among others.

He grew up in Utica, Illinois, and later attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he became a member of Sigma Chi. He is an avid sports fan, especially regarding the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, so it makes sense that one of his favorite Sigs is Significant Sig Mike Ditka, PITTSBURGH 1961.

Jim lives in Chicago with his wife, Jenny. 

Job Description: 

The senior director of membership development reports directly to the Executive Director and oversees the Fraternity's educational programs and alumni services departments. Th person in this position serves as the project lead for the Fraternity's Education and Leadership Board, as well as support staff for Sigma Chi's leadership programs.

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Jim Cogdal


Senior Director of Membership Development
(847) 869-3655, ext. 253