Dr. H. Fred Walker joined the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) as its new dean in August 2008. As CAST's dean, Dr. Walker is the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer for the college. He provides leadership for the college's curricular initiatives, scholarship, professional training, and faculty recruitment.
With his values of transparency, strong communications, and shared governance, Dr. Walker has brought a renewed focus to the college. Through cultural change, curriculum refinement, increased collaboration, and clear goals, Dr. Walker is driving CAST toward increased success locally and globally.
Dr. Walker has a strong background in engineering technology and administrative leadership along with significant scholarship. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Education and Technology and master's degree in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and his MBA and BS in Industrial Technology from California State University - Fresno.