Dr. Annette Parker’s Presidential Installation Address tonight provided an opportunity for the new leader to share her vision for South Central College.  An installation is a traditional celebration typically held within a college president’s first year in office. Tonight’s event was attended by more than 340 friends, family and colleagues. 

Dr. Parker said she is honored and privileged to serve as president of South Central College as it is today. She also spoke about college’s future opportunities that will lead to success. This vision includes:

“Collaboration is the theme common in all of these initiatives,” said Dr. Parker. “This intentionally aligns with ‘Charting the Future,’ the MnSCU Board of Trustees’ strategic plan, which calls for forging deeper collaborations among Minnesota’s 31 colleges and universities to maximize their collective strengths, resources and the talents of faculty and staff. Instead of working harder independently, we can work smarter together, collaborating to develop new revenue streams by supporting and encouraging administrative coordination, which in the end benefits our students and communities.”


South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.