GOLDSBORO — A Lumberton native has been named the next president of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.
Thomas A. Walker Jr. is expected to be officially named as the college’s sixth president at a trustees meeting on July 26 and begin his duties on Sept. 1.
Walker currently serves as campus president of the Grand Island campus of Central Community College in Nebraska, a position he has held since 2014. Before that, he was the vice president for student and enrollment services for all locations of Central Community College, which serves 25 counties.
A former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Walker has worked in higher education in Missouri, Tennessee, and North Carolina, including as dean of student services and enrollment management at Davidson County Community College in Davidson and Davie counties.
Walker has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His graduate degrees include a master’s in public administration and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Memphis.
Walker will replace Kay H. Albertson, who served nine years as Wayne Community College’s president.
Wayne Community College serves about 3,300 students in 100 degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs.