Staff Reports – One of Charleston’s own is a step away from the mantle of leadership of the Mighty Sixth District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kurt Walker fended off two opponents and battled through a run-off election to secure the position of First Vice District Representative.
Walker, who previously held the District Director of Public Relations, was elected to that position at the organization’s seventy-third Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC and was re-elected at the seventy-second Annual Meeting in Greensboro, NC. Walker will be second in command to Melvin Mitchell, the newly elected District Representative and will oversee the nearly 100 graduate and undergraduate chapters of the fraternity that are spread across the Carolinas.
The campaign for the position was conducted over a several month period where Walker and several members of the Mu Alpha Chapter spent traversing the highways of the Carolinas visiting various chapters of the district. “A campaign of this type was an arduous task and required a lot of stamina, mental fortitude, and most of all strategy and prayer to obtain a victory,” stated Walker. Walker follows in a line of Charleston leaders such as Holland W. Daniels and Charles “Sid” Holmes who was the last to hold the position and went on to District Representative in 1997 and held it to 1999. Walker made history by being the first from his undergraduate chapter, the Zeta Zeta Chapter of the University of South Carolina, to ever hold the position.
Walker currently serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Charleston, Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School and Artforms and Theater Concepts. Locally, he currently serves as Vice Basileus of the Mu Alpha Chapter.