Walt Dyke was a longtime friend to George Fox University. Two of his children attended the university. Dykes occupations included college teaching, scientific research and electronic manufacturing. During World War II he worked for MIT developing radar. He also headed the physics department at Linfield. Dyke was a Trustee for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Dyke worked on a treatise of scientific evidence for the creation of the world as interpreted through physical education in the Bible. He worked with the Murdock trust to fund the Video Communications Center, Murdock learning Research Center, and the Edwards-Holman Science Center.