Parker University Receives The John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership

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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is pleased to congratulate Parker University as one of the six recipients o this year’s John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership. The Nason Award is presented to governing boards that demonstrate exceptional leadership and initiative.

The Henry Stoever, the CEO of the AGB, stated, ” I am enthusiastic about this award because it embodies the recently renewed vision of AGB by recognizing boards that are indispensable, strategic partners with their institutions, helping to advance student success and well-being and enhance institutional vitality.”

The competition was judged by a panel of peers, and Parker University’s board was chosen from among more than 30 competitive submissions.

About Parker University

Parker University (, the 4th fastest growing college in Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker, originally as Parker College of Chiropractic; in 2011, it changed the name as its curriculum expanded. Today, Parker University has 1,500 students and 27 academic programs including its famed chiropractic program along with master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world.