The administrative cabinet at Williams Baptist University is composed of four vice presidents who share a common commitment to provide an excellent, holistically Christian liberal arts education while compassionately shaping students’ lives.  These four cabinet members, along with their areas of responsibility, include:

Dr. Doug Walker

Vice President for University Advancement & Operations
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Doug Walker has extensive experience in Christian higher education, having served as Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky, Executive Director of the University Foundation and Director of Major Gifts at Union University in Tennessee, and Associate Vice President for Advancement and University Relations at Trinity International University in Illinois.

At WBU, he oversees fundraising, alumni relations, business affairs, and operations.

An Alabama native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Virginia, have a grown son and daughter and two grandchildren.

 

 

 

Dr. Brett Cooper

Vice President for Creative Services & Technology

Special Assistant to the President

Dr. Brett Cooper has served at WBU since 1993.  He began work at Williams as director of public relations and became a vice president in 2007.  In his current capacity, he oversees communications, marketing, and information technology, and he also leads special projects for WBU, as directed by the President.

A native of Mountain Home, Ark., he holds a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts in Communication from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Cooper is an active member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Pocahontas, and he fills the pulpit frequently at churches across the region.  He is involved in the community, as well, and has helped develop such Walnut Ridge attractions as Beatles Park and the Lawrence County Rail-Trail.

 

Angela Flippo

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Ms. Angela Flippo is a graduate of WBU, and she began her service at Williams in 1993.  She quickly rose through the ranks to become director of admissions and then vice president.  Although retiring for a time to spend more time with her family, she returned to her role in 2018.  She oversees the admissions and financial aid process at Williams.

The Trumann, Ark., native holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from WBU and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University.  She was a star performer for the Lady Eagles basketball team and once held the NAIA record for most 3-point baskets in a game.  She also won the NAIA’s prestigious Emil S. Liston Award for athletic and scholarly achievement.

Ms. Flippo and her husband, Brad, have two sons.  They are actively involved at First Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge, and she has led two mission trips to Thailand.