Distributed August 2, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney
Walter C. Hunter named vice president for administration at Brown
Walter C. Hunter, a labor and employment law partner at Edwards & Angell, has been appointed vice president for administration at Brown. His responsibilities will include human resources, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, police and security, facilities management, the Brown Bookstore, graphic services, stores operations, construction, real estate and rental properties, and labor relations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Walter C. Hunter, a partner at the law firm of Edwards & Angell, has been appointed vice president for administration at Brown University.
“Walter brings to Brown a wealth of experience and expertise,” said Donald J. Reaves, executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, who announced Hunter’s appointment July 17 and to whom Hunter will report. “In particular, his 18 years of practice as a labor and employment lawyer provide a very strong foundation for the responsibilities he will have at the University.”
Hunter’s appointment, effective Aug. 15, is a result of a national search for a successor to Walter Holmes Jr., who is relocating to Puerto Rico in August. Hunter will be responsible for a number of administrative and business departments, including human resources, benefits, training, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, police and security, facilities management, the Brown Bookstore, graphic services, stores operations, construction, real estate and rental properties, and labor relations.
“I look forward to working with the University’s many talented managers to provide the best possible service to the community – a tradition maintained by Walter Holmes with great professionalism,” said Hunter, who is a resident of Rumford, R.I.
As an associate at Edwards & Angell since 1982, and as a partner since 1989, Hunter concentrated in labor and employment law and has served in numerous key administrative and management capacities there, including membership on the firm’s Management Committee, chief of the Litigation Division, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group, director of associates and director of recruiting.
Before joining Edwards & Angell, Hunter was an officer in the U.S. Army. He commanded a number of different units, including units that encompassed military police, logistics, food service, electronics and vehicle maintenance, personnel administration, infantry and electronic warfare.
In addition to practicing law, Hunter is vice chair of the Board of Overseers of Moses Brown School in Providence.
Hunter received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.