- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A Missouri educator has been named the Grand Island campus president for Central Community College in Nebraska.

Dr. Thomas Walker Jr. will take over on July 7 for Alan Hartley, who’s been interim campus president since August. Walker also will serve as college vice president of student enrollment services.

Walker is vice president for student affairs at St. Louis Community College in Forest Park, Mo. Previous positions include dean of administrative services at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo., and dean of student services and enrollment management at Davidson County Community College in North Carolina.

Walker earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of public administration degree and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from the University of Memphis.