Randy Parker

Before taking the Presidency at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in 2011, Dr. Randy Parker was President at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, N.C. from 2004-2011. Prior to his tenure at Vance-Granville Community College, he was at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC from 1981-2004. While at Lenoir he served as General Engineering Instructor, Program Head of Industrial Maintenance, Program Head of Electronics Engineering Technology, Administrator DuPont Training Project, Director of Industrial Training Services, Dean of Industrial Programs, Dean of Business and Industry Programs and Vice President of Instruction and Student Services.

Dr. Parker received an associate’s degree in mechanical drafting and design technology at Lenoir Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology at UNC-Charlotte, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in higher education administration from NC State University.

Dr. Parker began his community college career as a General Engineering Instructor, has worked professionally in the engineering industry and is a licensed Professional Engineer in North and South Carolina. As a community college administrator, he has provided leadership in all phases of community college governance including budgeting, curriculum development, and personnel. He is also experienced in strategic planning, campus master planning, design and construction, the design and development of accredited associate degree programs in engineering, manufacturing, logistics, business technologies and specialized industrial training programs for a variety of industries, the establishment of Early College High Schools, grants development and fundraising for his colleges’ foundations.

He is the 2017 recipient of the Higher Education Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2012 recipient of The I. E. Ready Distinguished Graduate Award for Leadership Excellence in Adult and Community College Education, both from the College of Education at NC State University.  In 2018, Dr. Parker received the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction and the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished President of the Year for the Carolinas.

Dr. Parker currently serves on the following Boards and Advisory Councils;

  • Chairman, Business Advisory Council for the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance
  • CEO, GTCC Innovative Resources Corporation
  • High Point United Way Board
  • North Carolina Campus Compact Executive Board
  • NCSU College of Education Envisioning Excellence Board
  • Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Greensboro Economic Development Alliance
  • High Point Economic Development Council
  • Business High Point, Inc. Board
  • Business High Point, Inc. Board Executive Committee
  • High Point University Board of Visitors
  • North Carolina Community College System Workforce Development Leadership Committee
  • Union Square Campus Inc. Board of Directors
  • Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad
  • Say YES Guilford County Operating Committee

GTCC is the third largest community college in North Carolina and serves over 35,000 students annually and is recognized nationally for its work in student success and economic and workforce development.

Kathy Fair
Strategic Projects Coordinator for the President

Maria Colozzi
Executive Administrative Assistant

Financial Audits

Management Manual

College Administration

GTCC’s team of college administrators work closely with Dr. Parker to insure the college is providing the best possible academic and support services for all students.

Dr. Beth Pitonzo
Senior Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Quentin Johnson
Special Assistant to the President

Kirby Moore
Vice President of Student Support Services, Interim

Nancy Sollosi
Vice President of Business & Finance/CFO

Martha Bergman
Associate Vice President of Corporate & Continuing Education

Angela Carter
Associate Vice President of Business & Finance/Controller

Dr. Chris Chafin
Associate Vice President of Student Support Services, Interim

Mitch Johnson
Associate Vice President of Facility Operations & Safety

Shelia May
Associate Vice President of Instruction

Ed Bowling
Executive Director of Completion and Performance

Cheryl Bryant-Shanks
Chief Human Resources Officer
Title IX Coordinator

Nancy Calkins
Executive Director of GTCC Foundation

Dr. Jacqueline Greenlee
Director of Organizational Development

Ron Horn
Chief Information Officer