MONTGOMERY – Montgomery District 3 County Commission and Troy University alumna Ronda M. Walker will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during the spring commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on May 17.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. Close to 150 students are expected to receive degrees this spring at the Montgomery Campus.
Walker, a Montgomery native and a 1990 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history and political science from TROY.
After graduation, Walker spent several years in Washington, D.C., working on the legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. She earned her master's degree from the University of Hawaii in 2002, and then moved back to her hometown where she met and married Jason Walker, a native of Hueytown.
In 2010, Walker was asked to serve on the congressional staff of U.S. Rep. Marth Roby. As a congressional field representative, Walker traveled throughout the 2nd Congressional District, meeting with local elected officials and business and community leaders assisting them with various projects.
In 2014, Walker was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to fill an open seat on the Montgomery County Commission. She is currently running unopposed for a new term on the commission.
An active resident of Montgomery, Walker is a member of several community organizations including the Montgomery Rotary Club, the River Region Troy University Alumni Board, the Maxwell Restoration Advisory Board, the Capital City Republican Women and serves on the board of the East YMCA. She and her husband attend First Baptist Church and have four children.