Kathy Walker Steele was elected to serve as the 2014-2016 Central Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in March 2014 at the 80th Central Regional Conference and recently reelected to serve for 2016-2018. She is the 29th Alpha Kappa Alpha woman to serve in this position.
A Life member, she has been a devoted member with uninterrupted service since she became a member in 1977 in Delta Delta Omega Chapter in East Saint Louis, Illinois. Mrs. Steele is a proud Legacy member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her mother, Juanita Hodges Walker was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, as well as four nieces and two cousins.
She has served the sorority at the local, regional and international levels. She was the Central Region's Representative to the Centennial Committee and chairman of the Sorority's 64th international convention held in St. Louis in 2010.
She also served as president of Delta Delta Omega Chapter.
She holds a Bachelor's in Education and Psychology from Fisk University, Master's in Education Administration from the University of Illinois and Education Specialist Certification from Lindenwood University.
She is a member of the Links Incorporated, CircleLets, Inc the East St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP, and the Urban League. Walker Steele was recently recognized as one of St. Louis' Outstanding Women in Civic and Educational Leadership by the Urban League of St. Louis.
She began her 33 year career in the East Saint Louis School District as a teacher and ultimately became Assistant Superintendent. Currently, she is a teacher consultant at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville-East St. Louis Center.
Mrs. Steele resides in Belleville, Illinois with her husband, Marvin Steele, Sr.