Rosalind P. Walter (left). Mrs. Walter, wife of the late Henry G. Walter, former chairman and CEO of International Flavors & Fragrances, was educated at the Ethel Walker School and later attended C.W. Post. During World War II, she worked on the night shift as a riveter on the Corsair, the F4U Marine gull-winged, fighter airplane, inspiring the song “Rosie the Riveter.”
Like her parents, she has given selflessly of her time and financial resources to the University. She currently serves on the Executive committee of the board of trustees and continues to be one of Long Island University’s greatest supporters through the Rosalind P. Walter Foundation and the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation. She is a major benefactor of C.W. Post’s Little Theater and has established the R.P. Walter Journalism Fund. In 1983, she was awarded the University’s highest accolade, an honorary doctorate from the C.W. Post Campus.
Mrs. Walter is a member of the boards of Channel 13/WNET, the American Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Tennis Association, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and The Museum of Television and Radio. She is also a member of the National Junior Recreational Committee for Inner City Drug Prevention. In addition, Mrs. Walter serves on the board of overseers for the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club and is a trustee and director of North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary. She has one son and one stepson and resides in New York City and in Mill Neck, New York.