category: Campus News Walker named VP for Student Services By Marketing and Communications On December 16, 2020 Gloria Walker now serves as vice president for Student Services. (Dec. 16, 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler has announced his appointment of Gloria Walker as vice president for Student Services. Walker served as acting VP for Student Services since May 1 and transitioned to her current role Dec. 4. “Throughout this transition period, Gloria Walker continued to prove herself as a gifted leader, and Carson-Newman continues to be blessed through her leadership,” Fowler said. “I am grateful to welcome her to this strategic role, and I look forward to many wonderful years of effective leadership.” Walker came to Carson-Newman in 2012 as athletic liaison before also joining the Life Directions office as academic advisor. She held these dual roles until serving for nearly four years as co-director of Student Success. Prior to her time at the University, Walker worked for 15 years as a teacher and coach. She also spent five years working in the insurance and non-medical health care industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and earned her master’s in educational leadership from Carson-Newman in 2016. She plans to continue working on her doctorate in educational leadership this fall. Walker lives in Jefferson City and has three children. She is a member of Manley Baptist Church in Morristown. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has over 2,900 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.