Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 12:00 am

Kate Walker, the assistant vice president for finance at Macalester College, has been named vice president of finance and treasurer at Grinnell College. Her appointment is effective October 21, 2013.
Walker will succeed vice president and treasurer Karen Voss, who has been planning her retirement. Voss will assist with the orientation and transition process.
"We are very grateful to Karen Voss for more than 25 years of service to Grinnell College and for building such a strong and dedicated department," said Grinnell College president Raynard Kington. "Kate Walker will bring to the position strong analytical skills and a reputation for enthusiasm and integrity. We are excited about the perspective that Kate will bring to this important position, and we look forward to welcoming her to our community."
"It's not often that one gets an opportunity to serve an institution of the caliber of Grinnell," Walker said. "I'm honored to become part of Grinnell's leadership team as we work together to prepare the next generation of world leaders."
About Kate Walker Walker comes to Grinnell with significant experience in higher education and in private foundations. Before joining the Macalester staff in 2007, she held leadership positions at the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul and at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Her previous experience includes accounting and finance, budgeting, forecasting, human resources and technology work at non-profit and for-profit organizations in Minnesota, Illinois and Alaska.
Walker earned a B.A. degree at St. Mary's University of Minnesota and received an M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Currently a member of the board of advisors for Carlson's executive M.B.A. program and treasurer of the Valley Chamber Chorale in Minnesota, she also is active in the 2013 Leadership St. Paul program and previously served on the board of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.
About Grinnell College Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at