Albert Walker was named the new president of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, effective October 1. He is replacing Henry Givens Jr., who has been president of Harris-Stowe for the past 32 years.
Dr. Walker was president of Bluefield State College in West Virginia. Bluefield State is a historically black college. But now whites make up 84 percent of the total enrollments at Bluefield State.
Prior to becoming president of Bluefield State, Dr. Walker was vice chancellor for academic affairs at both Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Kentucky State University. He also served as dean of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University.
Dr. Walker is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He earned three master’s degrees at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and an educational doctorate at Indiana University.