Parker’s Gives $5 Million to Georgia Southern University’s College of Business

The record gift will support student success, as well as invest in the region where Parker’s does business.

November 16, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Parker’s CEO Greg Parker recently made a $5 million gift to the Georgia Southern University Foundation Inc.—the single largest gift in the university’s history—to support its College of Business.

On November 13, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the naming of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University, with campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville.

“By making this gift to the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, I hope to make a lasting impact on the business community in coastal Georgia. I truly believe in education’s power to transform lives and have a strong commitment to giving back to the community,” said Parker.

“At Georgia Southern, we’re focused on student success and meeting the workforce needs of our region and the state,” said Georgia Southern University President Shelley C. Nickel. “This bold investment in our students will increase that effort and provide even greater opportunity for the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”

With a diverse student population that is representative of Georgia’s population, the new funding will establish the Parker Business Scholars Program, Parker Business Scholarship Fund and Parker Faculty Support Fund, allowing Georgia Southern students to excel in the areas of professional development and scholarship. In addition, faculty research remains at the forefront of the College’s dedication to current trends in business and teaching.