2010 Honorary Conference Chairs

Walter D. Broadnax a distinguished professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Until August 2008, Broadnax was president of Clark Atlanta University (CAU). Currently the largest of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions, CAU was established in 1988 with the consolidation of two historic institutions, Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869). Prior to his presidency at Clark Atlanta University, Broadnax served as Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and as professor of public policy and management in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, where he also directed the Bureau of Governmental Research.

For a six-year period from 1981 to 1987, Broadnax was a full-time faculty member at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 1993 to 1996, he was the deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.

In prior years, he held key positions in state government, as president of the New York Civil Service Commission and as the director of Children, Youth and Adult Services for the State of Kansas.

Broadnax currently serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard University's Taubman Center and is Trustee Emeritus of Syracuse University.