Inside Athletics

1988 NAU Athletic Hall of Fame Class

J. Lawrence Walkup

(Educator and Administrator, 1948-79)

Dr. Walkup served as a school superintendent, principal and athletic coach.  He taught mathematics and science in Missouri high schools.  In 1948, Dr. Walkup came to Arizona State College as a professor, later serving as a Dean, and retiring in 1979 as president of Northern Arizona University. Few educators are ever given the opportunity to transform a college into a university. Dr. Walkup was an ardent supporter of intercollegiate athletics. His achievements in the field of education and administration are also well-known and documented throughout the State of Arizona and the United States.


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