At Ford Foundation, Vice President Rises to Top Job

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Darren Walker will become the 10th President of the Ford Foundation this September.

Darren Walker was born in a charity hospital in Lafayette, La., and grew up in the 1960s in a single-parent household in rural Texas, where his mother worked as a nurse’s aide and he was enrolled in one of the first Head Start programs. He went on to the University of Texas at Austin with help from a Pell grant scholarship, awarded to low-income students based on financial need...

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