Cindy Parker – Ed.D.
Cindy Parker has worked in higher education for more than 30 years and at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) for the past 16 years. After seven years in the Provost’s Office in various roles, she was appointed in July 2013 as dean of the newly formed JWU School of Online & Continuing Education (now the College of Online Education). In 2019, she was named vice president of the college. From 2000 to 2004, Parker served as executive director of campus relations for JWU’s campus in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining JWU, she worked for three years as the executive director of International Education Corporation’s Washington, D.C., office. From 1986 to 1997, she served as president of Southern California College of Business & Law, an ABA-accredited institution she co-founded, which offered academic programs for paralegals. Parker has a B.S. degree from the University of Redlands (CA) and an MBA from JWU. She recently completed her Ed.D. at Northeastern University in Boston with a specialization in higher education administration.