July 7, 2017
Kordarius Parker began as the new Records Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in June 2017.
School of Pharmacy: Can you tell us about your background?
Kordarius Parker: I am a Mississippi native from a small town called Goodman. I am the only child of a very hardworking mother who has taught me the value of getting an education. Because of this, I finished high school at Williams-Sullivan High School in Durant, Mississippi. I then decided to further my education by attending the University of Mississippi where I graduated with a degree in Biology. I had fun getting involved in campus organizations, meeting new people and learning about myself.
SOP: What brought you to Ole Miss?
KP: There was literally no other option in Mississippi. None of the other schools were of any interest to me. It was either Ole Miss or Alabama! Thankfully, I chose the better one of the two. I also wanted to go to a place that was quite diverse and where I could learn about more than my own history. Being here at Ole Miss taught me a great deal about my own history, which I appreciated.
SOP: What do you enjoy about your job?
KP: I really love how nice and friendly everyone is. The environment is positive which makes it breathable. I feel really comfortable here because of how everyone has welcomed me in.
SOP: What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
KP: I enjoy spending time with friends and catching up on Netflix shows that we all enjoy. I like to read historical accounts about different individuals from different time periods.
SOP: What is something others might not know about you?
KP: I have a passion for helping underprivileged youth see that they are worth much more that what their environment shows them and what society tells them. I mentor, tutor and teach young boys how to be young men.