Senior Vice President for Communications
BJ, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Bill Walker joined the Brandeis administration in January 2019 as the interim senior vice president of communications. Walker has served in senior leadership positions at several major public and private institutions, including Dartmouth College, Rutgers University, the University of Arizona, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and William & Mary in Virginia.
Walker most recently served for 13 months during a presidential transition as interim senior vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Arizona, overseeing marketing and brand management, and university communications.
Previously, he served for two years as interim vice president for advancement resources at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw communications programming for an association representing some 70,000 advancement professionals at more than 3,500 member institutions worldwide.
Walker served as vice president for strategic communications and external relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and as vice president for public affairs at Dartmouth College. In addition to earlier roles in leading strategic communications and marketing programs for Rutgers, William & Mary and Skidmore College, he has also served as a communications consultant at North Carolina State University, the Naval Postgraduate School and CASE.
Walker has served on the board of trustees of CASE, as chair of CASE’s international Commission on Communications and Marketing, and as chair of the CASE Summer Institute in Communications and Marketing. In July 2018, he received the Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession.
Walker is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.