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University Dean of Students Speaks at MLK Event at Georgia Southwestern State University

January 29, 2015

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Angela Walker, Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Engagement and Success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently served as the keynote speaker at Georgia Southwestern State University’s annual MLK Convocation held on January  21.

Following the “Dare to Dream” theme of the event, Walker gave eight points to aid making a dream become reality. “Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced great difficulty when leading the Civil Rights Movement, people today face difficulty when pursuing dreams,” she said. “Don’t lose hope. Focus on the mission, and don’t let fear paralyze you.”

Walker began her career in higher education nearly 20 years ago at Georgia Southwestern State University, where she worked in Student Affairs as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs. She was later promoted to Assistant Dean of Students for Minority, Multicultural & Student Judicial Services before moving to Texas.

Walker started at the University in 2004 as the Assistant Dean of Students and was later promoted to her current position as Associate Dean of Students at TAMU-CC. Walker is also an active member of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE).