Stephan Walk became interim associate vice president for south county operations and initiatives July 25, serving in the absence of Morteza Rahmatian who was named interim dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.
Since joining the campus in 1994, Walk has served as the associate dean for the College of Health and Human Development, chair and professor of kinesiology, interim athletics director, faculty athletics representative, and an active member of the Academic Senate.
Additionally, he has served as president of the Big West Conference Council and president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. During the 2015-16 academic year, Walk participated in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program for emerging leaders in higher education, focusing on student success, faculty recruitment and retention, and budget model innovation.
Walk holds a doctorate in sociology and kinesiology from Michigan State University.