Voorhees College Names Acting President

Valdrie N. Walker was appointed acting president of Voorhees College, the historically black educational institution in Denmark, South Carolina. Walker has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs. The board of trustees placed Voorhees College president Lee Monroe on paid administrative leave until June 2008. Monroe, who has been president of the college since 2001, was convicted in April of this year of sexually harassing a professor at the college. The jury awarded the professor $500,000 in damages.

Walker is a graduate of St. Paul’s College. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Virginia.