The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the return of Mike McRee to the NIC staff in the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). McRee began his professional career at the NIC in 1995 as a Member Services Consultant.
McRee became a member of Sigma Nu at Kansas State University, and earned his Master’s degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois. After leaving the NIC staff in 1997, McRee went on to serve as a campus professional at University of Oregon. He then spent 13 years in progressive roles at LeaderShape, Inc., leaving as Vice President to join the Delta Upsilon staff in 2012 as Associate Executive Director. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV). In 2012 he earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois and currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis in the School of Adult Learning.
McRee has been awarded numerous accolades for his interfraternal work, including a Phi Kappa Tau Foundation Interfraternity Educational Fellowship, the first ever Delta Upsilon Fraternity William H.P. Faunce Interfraternalism Award, and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors’ Jack L. Anson Award. In 2014, the NIC honored McRee with the Alumni Award of Distinction, recognizing him for his time, talents, and service to the betterment of the industry.
“We are thrilled that Mike is coming back to the NIC to help us bring the NIC 2.0 vision to life,” said Jud Horras, President and CEO.
As COO, McRee’s role will focus on building the infrastructure to support IFCs at the local level, standards implementation, and oversight of NIC’s award-winning educational programs.
“I am honored and humbled to join the NIC team once again,” McRee noted. “This is an important time for the NIC and I look forward to the work ahead of us as we implement NIC 2.0. I’m particularly grateful to Delta Upsilon for supporting me in this opportunity to advance all fraternities.” He will officially join the staff in March 2016.