parkerChrisWith a specialization of two-year colleges and enrollment driven athletics, Dr. Christopher Parker has joined the staff of ASC. Parker’s also serves as the Vice President of Pfeiffer University a NCAA Division II school that is transitioning to Division III and future member of the USA South Conference.

Dr. Parker was hired to lead the first ever community college in Virginia to compete at the NJCAA level. He took over as the first ever Athletic Director building a comprehensive athletic program. He was personally responsible for fundraising over $2 million for intercollegiate athletics at PHCC to renovate and construct facilities and daily operational needs. In addition, Parker served as the assistant director and director for Region 10 of the NJCAA for seven years, which is the largest Region member in the country. His leadership helped the Commonwealth of Virginia add another eight NJCAA official members over a six-year period and was asked by the system's office to lead a state wide committee. Her served as a consultant to help five of these institutions begin and establish their programs. In addition, Parker served as Dean of General Academics, Vice President, and Executive Director at PHCC before departing for Pfeiffer in January of 2016.

"By using their [ASC's] knowledge to get to our short list of candidates that fit what we sought in an athletic director, we easily spent half the amount of time that is normally required in a search like this.   Additionally, they enhanced the pool of by bringing several qualified candidates to the finalist list.  Showing that they know talent, two of the individuals that they sought out, and applied to our position, were hired by and are current NCAA Division II AD’s.  Our search finished with securing a quality hire.  If our institution ever needed to conduct a search for an athletic director, we would without question use the services of ASC."

Kelli Shuman
Director, Human Resources

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology