Parker elected SMU IFC president

By Times Record Staff

Fort Smith native Christian Parker was recently elected unanimously to the position of Interfraternity Council president at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The IFC at SMU was founded in 1915, coinciding with the founding of the university, and has maintained a continuous presence on campus since. The IFC is the largest concentration of men on campus with an endowment of several hundred thousand dollars.

Parker previously served as the vice president of recruitment for the IFC. He is a member of the Mustang Mavericks, Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ) fraternity, and the current vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. He previously served as a student senator, assistant pledge captain, Mustang Band tuba player, and chairman of the Student Senate Endowment committee where he managed a multimillion-dollar fund with annual returns of 10%.

Parker is a triple major in political science, economics, and public policy and has distinguished himself as a William Randolph Hearst Scholar. Parker graduated from Southside High School in 2017 where he served as the student body president.