Jack C. Parker
A retired Sam Houston State University administrator, Jack Parker graduated from SHSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting in 1964 and earned his Masters of Education degree from Texas A&M in 1969. Following a brief career in public accounting, he returned to SHSU in 1967 as associate director of admissions and ultimately rose to the rank of vice president for Finance and Operations, from which he retired in 2008 after 42 years of service. He is a certified public accountant. Parker is currently president and CEO of 4P Investments and was the board chairman of Lake Area National Bank. He was honored as an SHSU Distinguished Alumnus in 1995 and was initiated to the COBA Hall of Honor in 2009. He is also a Life Member of the Alumni Association. Parker shows his support for SHSU through the COBA Ruth Lynn and Jack C. Parker Scholarship Endowment, SHSU athletics and theatre, as well as having served on the Share the Vision Capital Campaign Executive Leadership Council. He has supported SHSU for more than 33 years and has been a member of the Samuel Houston Society for 5 years. Parker is also a member of the Rotary Club of Huntsville, is a Rotary International Fellow and is a member of the East Texas and National Brangus Breeders. Jack resides in Huntsville with his wife Ruth Lynn.