Correction: Campus President Leaving story


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — In a story July 18 about the hiring of a Nebraska educator by Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the State Board of Community Colleges was expected to vote July 26 to confirm Thomas Walker Jr.’s selection. The Wayne Community College board of trustees will be voting on July 26. Walker’s selection already has been approved by the state board.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Nebraska educator taking president’s post in North Carolina

A North Carolina community college board has chosen a Nebraska educator to become the college’s next president

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A North Carolina community college board has chosen a Nebraska educator to become the college’s next president.

Thomas Walker Jr. is expected to be confirmed Tuesday by the Wayne Community College board of trustees as president of the college in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Walker has been president of Central Community College’s Grand Island campus in south-central Nebraska since July 2014.

The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2aa4a6R ) that Walker also worked in higher education in Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina. He originally is from Lumberton, North Carolina, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He will take the reins Sept. 1 at Wayne Community College on Sept. 1, replacing Dr. Kay Albertson, who will retire July 30.

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