Linda Walsh (1988) Presidential Term: Spring 2016-Winter 2016
Dr. Harry Oden (1959) Presidential Term: Spring 2012-Winter 2015
Harry Oden has tirelessly advocated for hundreds of students, enabling them to reach their educational goals, and has inspired students across the country to give back to their communities. At UMD, he personally nurtured hundreds of students, helping them excel, a role he continues today after retirement. In 1990, Oden received the UMD Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the commencement address. His devotion to education and community service inspired the establishment of the UMD Harry Oden Scholarship for minority and disabled students in 1994. More than 150 students have received financial help, many over four years, from the endowed scholarship. Currently he is an educational consultant for various school districts and a motivational speaker for several organizations, including the YMCA and Boys' and Girls' Club. Dr. Oden will be honored with a Black Excellence Award presented by The Milwaukee Times.