Interim President for Pierpont Community & Technical College
Dr. Anthony Hancock has dedicated over twenty years of service to the advancement of higher education. Hancock's career started in San Antonio with the Alamo Colleges as a Job Development Specialist, then moved through the ranks in positions such as Coordinator and Director of Tech Prep, Program Manager with the Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at St. Philip's College. After his tenure in San Antonio, Dr. Hancock accepted a Houston Community College position, where he served as Associate Dean of Workforce. After an institutional reorganization, he was selected as the Dean for Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence in one of twelve Houston Community College's workforce centers.
Dr. Hancock served as Vice Chancellor for West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. He has collaborated on governance, administrative structures, promoting effective leadership to support workforce, transfer education to Community College to satisfy its mission. He has directly led the efforts to coalesce the P-16 mission with a student-centered focus. His passion and mission are to engage multiple stakeholders in advancing the college student success agenda. In late January 2021, Dr. Hancock began serving as the Interim President for Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Dr. Hancock's academic honors include an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Public Administration from San Antonio College (SAC), a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), dual Master of Arts (MA) in Public Administration and Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Administration with a focus on Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. Hancock's academic achievements include being a scholar for the University of Texas' Sid W. Richardson Regents Foundation, a Jesse E. Jones Scholar from the Houston Endowment, and a Minority Leader Fellow with the Washington Center in Washington DC, and a 2020 Postdoce Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellow at North Carolina State University, Belk Center Center for Community College Leadership and Research
In addition to Dr. Hancock's academic achievements, his efforts have been recognized by organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society in Education, Sigma Alpha Pi – National Society of Leadership and Success, the University of Tampa's Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business, and the Association for Career and Technical Education, (ATCE).
Since 1999, Dr. Hancock has held various levels of responsibilities in higher education. He has served in an official capacity as a program liaison between local consortium members, state agencies, school districts, and business and industry leaders building pathways to career opportunities for high school students; managed several local, state, and federal grants; assisted in the training and evaluation of critical secondary and postsecondary administrators, faculty, teachers, and staff in instructional and technical occupational programs; coordinating marketresearch and strategy for student and community outreach initiatives. His vast experience in the K- 12 arena and community colleges speaks volumes about his knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify academic opportunities and eliminate students' barriers. Community College Compact:
Dr. Hancock's dedication to his community include serving as a Chair and Co-chair of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute; a facilitator with the US Department of Education Technical Program, Tech Prep; a Healthy Families Network of Greater San Antonio and Bexar County committee member; a panelist on the United Way's Healthy Partners for Community Change Eastside Promise Neighborhood, and a proctor and judge for the Texas Academic Decathlon and Future Business Leaders of America Texas, respectively.
Dr. Hancock has also presented at multiple state, regional, and national conferences. He has presented at the 2020 National Skills Summit, Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Capitol Hill Briefing panelist, Washington, DC, Improving CTE Program Quality and Labor Market Alignment in West Virginia, 2019 Perkins V Implementation Meeting, Silver Spring, MD., Success in the Center of Excellence using Perkins Tools, National Association for Career & Technical Education Information, 2018, Glendale, AZ., and Leading Change in a Matrix Organization, League for Innovation in the Community College, 2017, San Francisco, CA., Also, Dr. Hancock has authored Community Colleges and Black Males, Published in 2017.