Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs
Always at the ready when students need her, Kelly Parker ’05 serves as the associate director of graduate business programs and has previously worked as the risk management and insurance program administrator, MBA program coordinator and Gamma Iota Sigma student advisor. Parker is a lifelong resident of Olivet and has worked at Olivet College since 2011.
In July of 2016, Parker was the recipient of one of 11 insurance industry professionals nationwide to receive a master’s degree scholarship from the Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. In 2018, she earned a master’s degree in training and development management from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
Parker says she has two passions: being a student herself and helping other students as they pursue an education. “I really enjoy working with students and always have!” Parker said. “It doesn’t matter if they’re young or old, my main premise is learning.” The first in her family to earn a college degree, Parker wants to encourage others to do the same and to reach any goals they have set for themselves. “It’s all about growth and accomplishing goals. I want to help students get hired for their dream job or gain experience at a really beneficial internship,” Parker said.