Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Dr. Bruce Walker Selected as 2011 Icon of Education

Ingram's Magazine selected Dr. Bruce Walker, Lansford Professor of Leadership and Professor of Marketing at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, as one of its 2011 Icons of Education in January.

"Bruce Walker's leadership reflects an entire generation of educational excellence," said Joan Gabel, the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. Dean. "The Trulaske College of Business is the nationally recognized flagship that it is because of the success that Dr. Walker created."

Walker was selected for raising more than $100 million for the college, for the physical move of the college to Cornell Hall and for the nearly 15,000 graduates he influenced. After 20 years of service, he stepped down as dean in August 2010 to return to the faculty.

"Although this may appear to be an individual recognition, it really is a team award," Walker said. "I realize and appreciate that whatever the college accomplished during my time as dean was the result of a fantastic effort by a team that included faculty and staff members, students, alumni, generous donors, business partners, campus-level administrators and certainly my wife Pam."

Ingram's recognized its first Icons of Education in January 2009 as part of its special 35th Anniversary Edition. Each year since, it has recognized nine people who have had a profound impact on their educational institutions and their communities, their dedication to their profession and, most notably, to the students they serve.