President Annette Parker

Annette Parker

South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003

Phone: (507) 389-7207
Fax: (507) 388-9951

Appointed: July 1, 2013

Previous Positions:

  • System Director, National Center of Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing; System Director Workforce & Economic Development, Kentucky Community & Technical College System
  • Department Chair, Manufacturing Engineering Technologies-Technical Careers Division; Lead Faculty/Faculty - Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Technical Careers Division, Lansing Community College
  • Professor, Kent Intermediate School District
  • Tool Design - Engineering Department, Wohlert Corporation
  • Material Handling and Investment Recovery, General Motors Corporation


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • M.S., Career and Technical Education, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
  • B.S., Technical Education, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Michigan Provisional Vocational Teacher Certification, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
  • A.A.S., Industrial Drafting, Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan

Professional Organizations:

  • National Career Pathways Network
  • Center for Quality People and Organizations
  • SkillsUSA Corporate Board
  • Corporate Voices for Working Families
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Council for Workforce Education
  • National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Chamber of Commerce – Faribault, Mankato, Waseca, New Ulm, Owatonna, St. Peter

Other Organizations:

  • Media Team Leader, Kingdom Ministries
  • Board Member, Uplift Our Youth Foundation
  • Troop Leader, Capitol City Girl Scouts Council

National Presentations:

  • U.S. State Department, Higher Education Dialogue with India (2012)
  • National Governors Association Policy Academy, "Making" Our Future: Encouraging growth opportunities in manufacturing through innovation, entrepreneurship and investment, (2012)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Whitehouse Education Regional Workshop Speaker on Community College/Corporate Partnership, (2011)
  • U.S. Presidents Business Roundtable:  Community College Business Engagement, (2011)