Danity (Dani) Little started her enjoyment of the Phi Chi Theta Fraternity through the team experience of reactivating the Alpha Mu chapter at the University of Maryland in 1973-1974. She served as the chapter president, vice president and national councilor from 1974-1975. She has also served as president of the Washington Alumni chapter, Central Eastern District Director, and Vice President of Internal Affairs. From 1984-1986, she served as National President of the Fraternity. Dani is honored to have served on the Foundation as a Trustee and member of the Scholarship Committee since 1974. She is a Life Member.
Dani’s educational background consists of an Associates in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1968. Then she received her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in 1975 majoring in Labor Relations and Business Administration. She received her Master of Arts in Couseling/Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1976, Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1991, and a Doctorate in Public Administration with a specialty in Organizational Development and Behavior in 1992.
Professionally, she began her career as a clerk typist at the Pentagon as a teenager and throughout her amazing career, she held the following positions: Vocational Psychologist; Chief, Career Development branch; Policy Expert, Executive Program Manager, Treasury Executive Institute; Manager, International Customs School; and Program Manager, Advanced Training. Aside from her government career, she was adjunct professor, Brenau University (1997-2002); and taught at Prince George’s Community College and George Washington University. Presently, she does consulting and is the owner and manager of a mobile home park. During her career, she has served on advisory boards for the USDA graduate school and George Washington University. She was also President of the University of Southern California, Doctoral Association for Public Administration. She is the Author of two books, How Women Executives Succeed: Lessons and Experiences from the Federal Government, 1994; and Handbook of Free Support Services of the Washington Metropolitan Area, 1976. She wrote the chapter on “Knowledge Management” for an ASTD book titled Measuring Intellectual Capital, 2001, and also wrote articles in the Bureaucrat.
Volunteering at a family life center, garden club, Hope to Hand Foundation for Breast Cancer, and state park, feeds her community spirit. Her passion is reading all kinds of books and traveling to see the world (visited over 100 countries including a research expedition in Antarctica). Her biggest challenge today is learning pickle-ball and finding time to practice ball room dancing with her partner, Tom.