“I am convinced that Wake Forest can claim a very special — even extraordinary — place in American higher education," Dr. Hatch says. "I have learned in my time here that Wake Forest is a deeply personal place, dedicated to community and face-to-face interaction. We help students connect who they are with what they do, helping them to find meaning and purpose in their lives and work.”

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Latest letters

Latest speeches

  • Both… And
    May 21st, 2018
    Commencement Address to the Class of 2018 In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. Walter Cronkite How many of you have visited the new website The Flip Side?  It is the brainchild of Annafi Wahed, a 2012 graduate of Bryn Mawr College who works in the financial industry. Dismayed by […]
  • Celebrate, Remember and Continue
    April 4th, 2018
    Remarks at Maya Angelou’s 90th Birthday Celebration
  • Wake Forest’s Opportunity
    November 8th, 2017
    State of the University
  • Leadership and the Art of Conversation
    June 30th, 2017
    Presentation to the Board of Trustees, June 2017
  • Eye Contact
    May 15th, 2017
    Commencement Address to the Class of 2017

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Wake Forest Fellows

What is a Wake Forest Fellow?

As part of the Strategic Plan and its emphasis on the importance of mentoring, the Wake Forest Fellows Program was created to provide recent graduates a chance to work in higher administration in a year-long position as full-time staff members of the university. Established by the President's Office in 2008, the program

provides a variety of challenging work opportunities in Campus Life, Information Systems, the Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Reynolda House and the Offices of the Dean, President, Provost, and Personal and Career Development.

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President's Aides

What is a President's Aide?

President's Aides are student leaders who serve as representatives of Wake Forest University and the student body, and participate in a variety of University events throughout the academic year. In addition, President's Aides meet regularly with President Nathan O. Hatch,

providing an additional communication link between students and the administration. President's Aides are students who have demonstrated leadership in academic life, student life and community service.

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