High Point Communities in Schools Names New Executive Director
HIGH POINT, NC – Following a nationwide search, High Point Communities in Schools
(CIS) announces it has named a new Executive Director. Tommy Walls Jr. assumed the post on August 5, 2019.
A seven-member search committee comprised of CIS board members and community supporters was led by CIS Board members Lee Kemp and Ed Bowling. Walls comes to High Point CIS from the Greater Charlotte Boys & Girls Clubs, where he has been Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations since January. Prior to
coming to North Carolina, he was Assistant Vice President of Operations and Senior/ Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Madison, Wisconsin, for nearly two years. He also held positions including Director of Program Services/Chief Program
Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Champaign, Ill., for two years.
“Tommy is a focused and energetic advocate for children and teenagers, growing up in the Greater Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club of America and being named Midwest Regional Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Kemp, the CIS Board Chair during the search. “He’s an innovative leader with great ideas about new ways to serve our students and community.”
Walls, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare and Justice from Marquette University, and a Master’s of Social Work in Advocacy Leadership & Social Change/Human Services Development from the University of Illinois, said:
“I am honored by the opportunity to work for such an incredible and talented organization. Our schools provide our students with the opportunity and tools to learn. CIS, through the efforts of our staff and
partners, will provide our students with the support needed to stay and graduate. We will do whatever necessary to fulfill that goal. That’s our promise!”
Walls, is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.