Powell named new LPS Equity, Diversity and Multicultural Administrator

Walter Powell has been named the new Equity, Diversity and Multicultural Administrator at Lincoln Public Schools, LPS officials announced Friday.

Powell is currently coordinator of the LPS TeamMates Mentoring Program and has been since 2007.  Prior to that he served in various positions at Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, including assistant director, team leader and site coordinator.

“We are excited to have Walter Powell join our team,” said LPS Superintendent Steve Joel.  “He is a proven district leader through his work with TeamMates and has built many positive relationships with students, staff and members of the community.  Mr. Powell brings a passion for educational excellence and a practical knowledge of the diverse needs of our students and staff.”   

Powell earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

He will follow Thomas Christie, who is retiring at the end of June.

Published: May 25, 2018, Updated: May 29, 2018