Chancellor Walter L. Evans - Part 1

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 Affiliation

  • 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