Becca Walton, originally from East Tennessee, holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies and History from the University of Virginia and received a Master’s in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. While in graduate school she worked at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and at Rowan Oak. She has experience in nonprofit and arts management, working for the Charlottesville and Charleston Symphonies and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Before joining the Center staff, she served as grant writer and development officer for the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.
Becca began work as Associate Director for Projects in September 2011. She is responsible for coordinating collaborations between Center institutes and outside partners, outreach programs like the Gilder-Jordan Lecture and Music of the South Concerts, annual giving initiatives, and the Center’s web and social media presence. She is a co-editor of the Center’s documentary website Mississippi Stories and was a producer for 50 Years and Forward: The Voting Rights Act in Mississippi, a film produced in partnership with the Southern Documentary Project and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.