INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Christopher Hancock as its Director for Alumni Engagement. Hancock will begin this position on April 18.
Ivy Tech Community College has more than 100,000 alumni across Indiana. Hancock’s responsibilities will include developing a strategic plan for maintaining strong alumni involvement, managing alumni outreach, overseeing alumni boards and identifying new ways to increase alumni participation statewide. He will also assist the Ivy Tech Foundation in reaching its goal of increasing resources through a robust alumni engagement program.
“We are excited Christopher is joining the team at Ivy Tech,” said Joyce Rogers, Vice President for Development. “Christopher is a proven leader bringing a wealth of knowledge in developing and managing events, programs, and services that strengthen alumni engagement. He will be a tremendous asset to the Foundation as we work to increase our alumni involvement across the state.”
Since 2008, Hancock has served as Executive Director for the Indiana State University Alumni Association where he was responsible for providing leadership for the association and overseeing the budget. He held the position of Goal Chair for the alumni engagement initiative of the college’s strategic plan. He acted as a liaison between Indiana State University, the Foundation, and ISU alumni. He coordinated events including the annual President’s Receptions and Homecoming. Hancock also established the first International Alumni Club in Thailand.
Prior to his role with Indiana State University, Hancock was Executive Director of Bicycle Indiana, Inc. from 2007-2008. There he served as the senior operating officer, providing operational leadership and budgetary oversight to the association. From 2000-2007 he held several positions at Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Foundation where he was involved in all aspects of major gift campaigns including identifying and soliciting major gift contributions to meet campaign objectives. Before his employment with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Foundation, Hancock served as Assistant Director for Student Life Programs at Indiana State University.
Hancock earned a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is active in the Terre Haute community as a member of the Terre Haute Kiwanis Club and Leadership Wabash Valley.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.