Harris-Stowe Names Replacement for Henry Givens Jr.

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Albert Walker will join the school in October.
  • Albert Walker will join the school in October.
Harris-Stowe State University yesterday announced it has found a replacement for its president for the past 32 years, Henry Givens Jr.

Albert Walker, the current president of Bluefield State College in West Virginia, will assume the job at Harris-Stowe's midtown St. Louis campus beginning in October. Walker is a graduate of Missouri's other historically black college, Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He also has a masters degree from Bradley and a doctorate in education from Indiana University.

Walker is no stranger to Harris-Stowe, having once worked as vice president for academic affairs at the school.

Other jobs titles held in the past include: vice chancellor for academic affairs at Elizabeth City State University (North Carolina); vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University; dean of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University; and assistant commissioner of education in the Division of Urban and Teacher Education for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Givens announced last April his plans to retire and said he'd work until the school found a replacement.  

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