Kate Walker was named vice-president of finance and treasurer at Grinnell College in October. Walker will succeed vice-president and treasurer Karen Voss, who retired. “Kate Walker brings to the position strong analytical skills and a reputation for enthusiasm and integrity,” says President Raynard S. Kington. “We are excited about the perspective that she brings to this important position.”
“It’s not often that one gets an opportunity to serve an institution of the caliber of Grinnell,” Walker says. “I’m honored to become part of Grinnell’s leadership team as we work together to prepare the next generation of world leaders.”
Formerly assistant vice-president for finance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., Walker has significant experience in higher education and in private foundations. Before joining Macalester in 2007, she held leadership positions at the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul and at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Her experience includes accounting and finance, budgeting, forecasting, human resources, and technology work at nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Minnesota, Illinois, and Alaska.
Walker earned a B.A. at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and received her M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.