Dr. B. Kaye Walter
The Bergen Community College Board of Trustees appointed Dr. B. Kaye Walter as president August 7, 2012.
Dr. Walter, the seventh president of Bergen, previously served as chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana Region. She has more than 15 years of experience in senior administrative positions in higher education. In the Central Indiana Region, the largest of 14 regions that make up Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College system, Dr. Walter oversaw an institution of more than 32,000 students operating with more than 1,300 faculty and staff and a $71 million budget.
Prior to joining Ivy Tech, Dr. Walter served as executive vice president and chief learning officer for Valencia Community College in central Florida, where she led the district’s four campuses and more than 63,000 students annually. She also oversaw faculty professional development, institutional research and institutional effectiveness. In addition, Dr. Walter served as vice president for academic services at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she also served as dean of mathematics and the sciences.
A native of Texas, she earned a doctorate in chemistry from Rice University in Houston, a master’s degree in divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. Her academic career includes teaching general chemistry and organic chemistry while a professor at Kansas City Kansas Community College and as an instructor at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas.
Dr. Walter has collaborated on numerous publications and presentations on learning assessment, curriculum alignment, faculty development, international programming, and in her discipline, chemistry. She has garnered awards for teaching and leadership skills, including the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence Award. She is the past chair of the Council of Instructional Affairs for Florida Community Colleges and previously served in a similar position in the state of Kansas.