Lee Walker graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics in 1963 and received NASA and National Science Foundation funding for his post graduate work in nuclear physics. Lee received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1967.
He served as the President of Dell Computer Corporation through its formative years. After leaving Dell in 1990, Lee was asked to teach at the University of Texas at Austin. His graduate courses in Business Management have earned multiple teaching awards. He also teaches a First-year Signature Course and a course in the Plan II Honors Program, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.
Among other honors, Lee was named Austinite of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and was given the Texas Nature Conservancy Lifetime Achievement award.
In 2005, The Lance Armstrong Foundation created The E. Lee Walker Imagination Award, an annual grant of $500,000 to researchers in cancer survivorship. He is currently busy teaching and serving as Chairman of Community Investment Corporation.
Lee lives in Hyde Park, Austin, with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters. His two older daughters and his grandchildren also reside in Austin.