Director of Athletics
Joe Parker is director of Colorado State University Athletics. Parker, hired in March of 2015, had been the deputy athletics director at Texas Tech of the Big 12 Conference since 2011, and also served as senior associate A.D. at the University of Michigan (Big 10), the University of Oklahoma (Big 12), Washington State University (Pac-12), and the University of Texas (Big 12). Parker was a three-time All-America swimmer at Michigan, and also became team captain. He earned a gold and bronze medal as a senior in the 1987 World University Games in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. He and his wife, Jennie, have two children, Emma and Will.