An Unconventional Journey….. An Unlikely Choice

by Angela L. Walker Franklin Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781490854656
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781490854649

About the Book

This is a story of perseverance and awakening.
As a child, Angela Walker Franklin faced clear expectations for
success from very supportive and engaged parents, yet self-doubt and trepidation continued to raise its ugly head along the way. She was steadfast and determined in her journey, which took several twists and turns until she “let go and let God” order her steps.
This journey evolved into a purpose-driven life that led her to a
college presidency in a most unlikely place. The lessons learned along the way have defined her current approach to leadership
and should be inspirational to others who are trying to
chart their own path.

About the Author

About the author: Angela L. Walker Franklin, a native of McCormick, South Carolina, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Furman University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Emory University.
Angela currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Des Moines University (DMU) in Des Moines, Iowa. She was appointed the 15th president of DMU and began in March 2011. DMU is a health sciences university that has existed for more than 100 years with a singular mission to improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals. The institution offers nine graduate degree programs in three colleges with a total enrollment of approximately 1,800 full- and part-time students.
Angela and her husband, Thaddeus, have three sons, Wesley, Grant and Jordan.