Christopher Parker

Christopher Parker

President and CEO, NJCAA

Christopher Parker is responsible for leading all aspects of the National Junior College Athletic Association, the country’s second-largest athletic association and its 512 member colleges while enhancing the opportunities for student-athletes and member institutions. His daily duties are to provide overarching leadership of all aspects with special concentration on membership growth, financial stability and organizational growth. Parker currently serves on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board and the United States International Federation Board and has served many leadership positions in higher education and not-for-profit management. He started the first NJCAA athletic program in the Virginia Community College System at Patrick Henry Community College where he served as both the athletic director and head baseball coach. He also went on to serve Pfeiffer University as vice president in charge of enrollment at all levels, financial aid, marketing and public relations. Parker played college baseball and in 2002 was on the Rock City Red Sox team that finished in the top 10 finish in the annual NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.