2018 Annual Conference Speaker – Anthony O. Parker


Dr. Anthony O. Parker has been president of Albany Technical College since July 1995. He is the former vice president of student services at Aiken Technical College in Aiken, S.C, and Southeastern Tech in Vidalia, GA. In July of 2005, Parker also assumed the duties of interim assistant commissioner of Adult Literacy for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta serving from July 1, 2005, through April 1, 2006.

Since his arrival, Albany Tech has completed a capital campaign, doubled enrollment, and taken responsibility for adult literacy. New facilities were constructed or renovated on the Dougherty County Campus, a campus was constructed in Early County, and a learning center was built in Randolph County.

Parker received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from South Carolina State University, a master of education degree in counseling and guidance from South Carolina State University, a specialist in education degree in educational administration from Augusta College and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Parker graduated from the Institute of Educational Management at the Harvard University Graduate School. He graduated from the Executive Leadership Institute at the League for Innovation in the Community College and also served as a faculty member on four occasions.

Parker is a member of the Presidents’ Council of the Technical College System of Georgia..

  • Board Member, Phoebe Putney Health Systems
  • Board Member, Alliance for Progress of Southwest Georgia (BRAC Preparation Taskforce)
  • Rotary Club of Albany, Georgia
  • League for Innovation’s John & Suanne Rouesche Excellence Award, 2014

Parker is married to the former Sandra Pinkney. They have three children, Kimberly, Andrea Parker Smith and Richard Anthony.