Statement on the Passing of Dr. Jerry Parker

Statement on the passing of Dr. Jerry Parker,
former president of Delaware County Community College

“An inspiring visionary who advanced the mission and success of community colleges in Delaware County and across the Commonwealth, Dr. Parker had a distinguished career that included leadership roles at the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and related state organizations,” said Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.

“His keen understanding of the unique role that community colleges play in the lives of students, as well as the positive economic impact these institutions have on the regional and state economies, helped shape some of the most significant policy changes in higher education in Pennsylvania, including changes to operating and capital funding allocations. Dr. Parker’s impact and influence in Delaware County, across Pennsylvania and throughout the nation will continue to be demonstrated by those who were fortunate enough to learn from him.”