Tonia Walker, The Author

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - WSSU Director of Athletics, Tonia Walker, enters her 4th year as Director of Athletics and 17th season with Winston-Salem State University Athletics. She was appointed Director of Athletics on April 30, 2014 and has put her own stamp of leadership on Rams athletics.

Walker takes pride in the 22 CIAA Championships claimed by Rams sports teams over the past seven years of which she's been a part. During her tenure as Director of Athletics, the Rams have posted its highest departmental cumulative GPA of 2.9 over the past two decades and continue to reveal a graduation rate over and above the general student-body.

Named the 2015-16 CIAA Athletic Director of the Year and 2016 Administrator of the Year for the National Association for Collegiate Athletics Administrators, she recently completed her term on the NCAA Division II Membership Committee and currently serves as President of the CIAA Management Council and President of the CIAA Athletic Director's Association.

Tonia earned a B.A degree from Hampton University in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and an M.S from Old Dominion University in Recreation and Sports Administration.