100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

John Parker | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus


John E. Parker, BA 1950
Founder of the Parker Career Management Center and Entrepreneurs Hall at UCLA Anderson

John ParkerParker provided the initial funding and is the namesake for the John E. Parker Career Management Center, which helps shape the careers of UCLA Anderson graduates and alumni.  An enthusiastic supporter of UCLA Anderson and a founder of Entrepreneurs Hall within the school's complex, Parker recently gave a $1 million endowment to the school - half of which will be used to sustain the ongoing efforts of the Parker CMC, and the other half supporting the school's Board of Visitors Discretionary Fund as directed by the Dean.  Parker has served as President of Parker Industries, Inc. for over 50 years, managing a myriad of businesses, investments and real estate.

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Parker Career Management Center Receives Gift from John Parker