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.