Barbara Walker
Barbara  Walker

Deputy Athletic Director

Alma Mater:
University of Central Missouri

Barbara Walker joined the Wake Forest staff in 1999. She serves as deputy athletic director with the added responsibilities of senior woman administrator, human resources and Title IX deputy.

Walker oversees the sports of field hockey, men's soccer, and men's tennis, plus compliance, student-athlete services, and student-athlete development. Walker has served on the NCAA national committee for women's soccer and women's volleyball. She has also served on the NCAA honors committee and the NACDA executive board. She is currently chair of the ACC men's golf committee and also serves on the men's soccer committee, and the senior woman administrator committee.

Prior to Wake Forest, Walker spent two years at The University of Texas at Austin as associate AD, eight years at Oregon as senior associate AD, and eight years at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from The University of Central Missouri.

She has a daughter, Ruan.