The Supreme Council is pleased to announce Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity’s 15th Eminent Supreme Recorder and Chief Executive Officer: Christopher W. Hancock (Indiana State ’96). His appointment begins on July 1, 2020.
Hancock first joined the Fraternity Service Center staff in 1996 as an Education and Leadership Consultant. He was subsequently promoted to Manager of Field Operations, then to Director of Educational Programs & Services, then Assistant Executive Director – Region III. He also served the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation as Regional Campaign Director and, most recently, Senior Director of Operations and Alumni Development for the SAE Financial & Housing Corporation.
A dedicated volunteer, Hancock served on the Advisory Board, House Corporation, and Alumni Association of Indiana Sigma. On the national level, he led as Province Psi Archon, Director of the John O. Moseley Leadership School, and as Chairman for the Leadership School Planning, Member Education, and Alumni Services committees. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has awarded Hancock with the Order of the Lion, Order of Minerva, and Merit Key Award for his longtime and continual dedication to the organization. He is a Silver Level donor of the SAE Foundation.
“The Supreme Council is fortunate to have someone with Chris’s experience to lead the Fraternity during these uncertain times,” said Eminent Supreme Archon Greg Brandt. “He shares our vision of growth and has the skill set to effectively implement SAE’s strategic plan. We are honored that Chris has stepped up to the challenges and opportunities of being Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s next Eminent Supreme Recorder.”
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve as the next Eminent Supreme Recorder & CEO,” said Hancock. “We are in unique and unprecedented times, but change brings opportunities for dialogue, introspection, and a recommitment to our mission and vision. I look forward to working with our professional staff to serve the Realm as we seek to make our global community better.”
Hancock also has significant experience in non-profit and higher education sectors outside of SAE: Executive Director of Triangle National Fraternity, Executive Director of Career Development and Executive Director of Alumni Engagement at Ivy Tech Community College, Executive Director of the Indiana State University Alumni Association, Executive Director of Bicycle Indiana, and President of Race Inc. Bicycles.
During his undergraduate tenure, Hancock served in numerous leadership roles, including Recruitment Chairman and Eminent Archon. He graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology, a Master of Science in Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, and is a doctoral student in Adult and Community Educational at Ball State University. Hancock and his wife Dana (Alpha Chi Omega) have a son Tyler, a junior in high school.