The State Board of Community Colleges in North Carolina has named Thomas A. Walker Jr. as the next president of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro. The college enrolls about 3,350 students. African Americans make up 23 percent of the student body.
Dr. Walker has been serving since 2014 as president of the Grand Island campus of Central Community College in Nebraska. Earlier, he was vice president for student and enrollment services for the Central Community College System, which serves 25 counties in Nebraska.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Walker served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in political science. He holds a master of public administration degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Memphis.