A Modern-Day Barnabas Honored at CU

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Barnabas, one of Jesus Christ's disciples in the first century, is still making waves 2000 years later as a model of selfless and dedicated leadership. Ronald Walker, professor of management science at Cedarville University, was recently recognized with the Barnabas Award by the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).

The Barnabas Award recognizes extraordinary demonstrations of compassion, servant leadership, innovation, competency and dedication. As a long-time member, Walker is devoted to the CBFA's mission of aiding and encouraging Christian business professors to integrate Biblical truths in their academic and professional service.

Walker served as secretary/treasurer for the CBFA from 1999 to 2005. "It was a time of significant growth for [the organization],"he says, "And it was very kind of the CBFA to recognize CU in this manner."

Sharon Johnson, fellow management professor, said of his coworker, "He has been innovative and bold, sponsoring a number of initiatives that have built our program… His leadership has always been characterized by commitment-- to Christ, to his colleagues and to his students. Serving with him has been a great honor."

Before coming to Cedarville, Walker served in the U.S. Army and taught at the University of Montana. He joined the CU faculty in 1978 and contributes as a member of the Decision Science Institute, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, as well as the CBFA. Walker earned his B.S. at Bowling Green State University, an M.S. at the University of Michigan, and a D.B.A. at Kent State University. He and his wife, Becky, reside in Cedarville, Ohio.