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Chancellor Walter L. Evans - Part 1
Chancellor Walter L. Evans

Chancellor Walter L. Evans – Part 1

Chancellor Evans was elected Chancellor in 1998 and re-elected in 2006.


                Howard University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1965
Howard University, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1968 
              Harvard University, Master of Law (LL.M) Urban Law, 1971 
                Melrose High School, Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 (Honors)

Prior Judicial Experience

              Municipal Judge, City of Memphis, 1994-1998

Legal Experience – more than twenty-one years in private practice

  • Shelby County, Trustee’s Office, Delinquent Tax Attorney
  • Private Practice, Evans & Kyles
  • Successfully argued a case before the United States Supreme Court (1979)

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association, Ben Jones Chapter
  • Memphis Bar Association

Awards and Honors

  • Editor, The Howard Engineer Magazine
  • Recipient of Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Outstanding Leadership
  • ROTC Distinguished Military Student
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • Attended Meeting of College Student Leaders at White House in Washington, D.C.

Chancellor Evans presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Magnolia First Baptist Church

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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