Calvin Walker named vice-chancellor at SU-Ag Center

Baton Rouge, La. – Calvin R. Walker, Ph.D., has been named the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Director of Department: Agriculture, Research and Extension Center Special Projects at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center).

The position was approved on October 18 during the Southern University Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting in Baton Rouge, La.

Walker recently held the position of interim Chancellor- Dean of the Southern University Ag Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Walker has been a professor of animal science at Southern University and A&M College.

He has also served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Auxiliary Services, and External Affairs; Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Development; Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Sciences; Chair of Agricultural Sciences and Urban Forestry; Southern University Baton Rouge campus’ Division Leader of Agricultural Sciences; and Program Leader of Animal Science.

Dr. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Animal Science from Oregon State University.