Mitchell College is delighted to announce Dr. Christopher Parker, president and chief executive officer of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), as commencement speaker for our 77th Commencement exercises. He will be addressing the Class of 2021 as part of Mitchell’s virtual commencement ceremony, on Saturday, May 8, at 6 p.m., accessed from the College’s Commencement webpage.
Dr. Parker has led the NJCAA, comprised of more than 500 colleges, since 2017, and is deeply committed to access to higher education for all students through a variety of pathways – including through athletics. He has deep experience in higher education leadership and not-for-profit management in both the Virginia Community College System and Pfeiffer University and also serves on the boards of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the United States International Federation. Ensuring students have access and encouragement to realize their fullest potential is at the heart of all that Dr. Parker does.
Read more about Dr. Parker and Mitchell’s 77th Commencement events here.