W. Walter Menninger: The Independent Institute

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W. Walter Menninger
W. Walter Menninger
W. Walter Menninger is president of the Tower Mental Health Foundation and served as dean of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Science and he was the CEO of the Menninger Clinic from the 1993 to 2001. During his tenure as CEO, the clinic began negotiations to move from Topeka, Kansas, to Houston, Texas, where it is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated from Stanford University and earned a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.

He served on the U.S. National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence and was a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.[17] He was a member of the board of trustees of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse (now PCA America). He is a member of the board of directors for the Police Foundation.

Menninger has received honorary doctorates from Dominican University, Middlebury College, Washburn University, Ottawa University and Heidelberg College. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association.