Walker named Associate Athletic Director/SWA

Kenyatta Walker

HUNTSVILLE — Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced that Kenyatta Walker has been named the department's Associate Athletic Director of Academics and Senior Women's Administrator.
Thu May 30, 2019
HUNTSVILLE — Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced that Kenyatta Walker has been named the department's Associate Athletic Director of Academics and Senior Women's Administrator.

"We are excited to have Kenyatta as part of the Bulldog family," Hicks said. "Her passion and commitment to the overall student-athlete experience will be invaluable. She has a successful track record in developing a culture of academic excellence with student-athletes, and her overall experience in Division I athletics will be a strong asset to our entire university community."

Walker comes to Huntsville after spending the past two years at Prairie View A&M, where she served as the primary athletics academic advisor for the Panthers' Football, Men's basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball and men's track and field programs.

During her tenure at Prairie View, Walker was instrumental in coordinating the Panthers' first Athletic Summer Bridge Program.

Before joining the Prairie View A&M athletics staff, Walker spent two years at West Virginia University, serving as the academic coordinator for the Mountaineers' football, wrestling and tennis programs.

Prior to her tenure at West Virginia, Walker began her career as an athletic academic advisor and tutor coordinator at Alabama State, working primarily with the Hornets' football, men's track and field, women's track and field, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's golf, women's golf and softball programs.

While earning a master's degree, Walker worked as a graduate assistant at Alabama State, where her responsibilities focused on athletic academic support, assisting with advising and counseling student-athletes, monitoring student-athlete progress and assisting with the Life Skills program. She was later promoted to the position of athletic academic advisor where she worked with the sports of football and baseball.  

Walker also served as a part-time instructor, teaching Life Skills at Alabama State, and she was an Upward Bound instructor in Physical Education at Georgia Southwestern State.

Walker earned a bachelors' degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from Georgia Southwestern State University and another in History from Alabama State University.  She also earned her Master's degree in History from Alabama State University.

She is an active member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development (N4A), Women's Leaders in College Sports (WLC) and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).