New Vice President for Finance and Administration joins Rivier University

John Parker, D.B.A.


Rivier University has appointed Dr. John Parker as Vice President for Finance and Administration. With more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and higher education business administration, Dr. Parker serves as the University's chief financial officer and a key member of the President's Cabinet. He provides executive leadership of the University's finance and operations departments with oversight of student financial services, the finance office, human resources, facilities and auxiliary services.

"Dr. Parker comes to us with significant experience in financial planning, operations and risk management," says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier's president.  His financial and operational expertise will serve the University well as we continue to advance our strategic initiatives."

Dr. Parker has served in leadership roles at Brown Mackie College, Argosy University, and Arizona State University, and the Delta Capital Group.

Dr. Parker holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Argosy University, an M.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University, an MBA from University of Phoenix, and a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from University of Southern California.