In Memoriam

Walter L. Walker (1935-2008)

Walter L. Walker, the former president of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, has died at the age of 73. He had suffered from multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years.

Dr. Walker was a graduate of the University of Chicago. He earned his master’s degree at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and a Ph.D. at Brandeis University.

After serving in the Air Force he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago and later became vice president for planning at the university. In 1974 he was named president of LeMoyne-Owen College. He served in that position for 12 years. He later was an assistant to the vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee.