Walter E. Massey

Walter E. Massey

Dr. Walter Eugene Massey, an African-American educator, physicist, and business leader, was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on April 5 1938. Dr. Massey has excelled as a leader in many arenas: science, business, and education. Massey is a renown physicist and former director of the National Science Foundation. In addition, Massey serves or has served as a board member to several of America's leading companies, including Bank of America, BP Oil, Motorola, and McDonalds. He is also one of the few African Americans who have connections with the Bilderberg Group.Massey has also served as the Senior Provost of the University of California System, and has recently retired as the ninth president of Morehouse College from 1995 to 2007.


Massey graduated from Morehouse College in 1958 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, and also became a member of the Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Massey went on to receive his PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1966.

Professional career

On June 1, 1995, Massey was named the ninth president of Morehouse College. He served as president until the end of the 2006-2007 academic year. During his 10-year tenure, he spearheaded a $120 million fundraising campaign in support of his agenda to make Morehouse one of best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

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