President Elizabeth MacLeod Walls

Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls began her tenure as William Jewell College’s 15th president in July 2016. The College community celebrated her inauguration in October 2017, with the formal installation ceremony held October 20 on campus.

She joined the Jewell family after serving in academic and senior leadership roles at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Neb. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and Classical Rhetoric (highest distinction) from TCU and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History (Phi Beta Kappa) from Hiram College.