Dr. James Hickey
Dr. James Hickey (Scholars Society) was initiated into the Zeta-Alpha chapter at Wagner College where he served as Prytanis, Hegemon, and Histor. A graduate of TKE Leadership Academy IV, Frater Hickey was named a “Top Teke” in 1993 and is the 1994 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award from the TKE Educational Foundation.
A Life Loyal Teke, Dr. Hickey served as the Zeta-Alpha Board of Advisors Chairman and was President of the Zeta-Alpha Alumni Association. Over the years, he has attended several Conclaves and Regional Leadership Conferences. In the mid-1990s, Frater Jim was also a Rush Coach visiting chapters in the Northeast. He has served on the TKE Education Committee and co-chaired the Leadership Academy Campaign. He was also named a Volunteer of the Month in 2009, a facilitator for Leadership Academy XXIV in 2010, admitted into the Order of the North in 2014, and is currently a member of both the Board Development and Finance & Audit committees.
Dr. Hickey holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. Recognized in 2009 as the New Jersey Principal of the Year, Dr. Hickey was formerly principal of Old Bridge High School in Matawan, New Jersey, one of the largest public high schools in the nation. Frater Jim is currently the headmaster of Austin Preparatory School, an independent day school in Reading, Massachusetts.
A lifelong donor to the TKE Educational Foundation, Frater Jim is a proud husband and dad of four—three of whom are destined to become Tekes!
He previously served the Fraternity as Grand Pylortes from 2009–2011, Grand Hypophetes from 2011–2013, and Grand Histor from 2013–15.