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. The group was established in 1989 during the presidency of Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. Dr. Hearn was interested in ways to stay in touch with students: to listen to their concerns, to learn from their perspectives, and to give him a sounding board for ideas and initiatives. Over time, President’s Aides also took on a “student ambassador” role, serving the President and the University as student representatives for a variety of university events. Today, President’s Aides represent students who have demonstrated leadership in academic life, student life and community service. The application process for President’s Aides begins in the spring, when rising juniors and seniors can apply for open positions. A committee reviews all applications, conducts interviews, and makes the final selection. For additional information about President’s Aides, please send an e-mail to , Special Assistant to the President.
Apply to be a President’s Aide
Applications are not currently being accepted. The application for the 2014-15 school year will be available in December 2013.
Rising juniors and seniors are invited to apply to become a President’s Aide. President’s Aides are student leaders who serve as representatives of the student body of Wake Forest University in a variety of events throughout the academic year. President’s Aides also meet regularly with President Hatch, serving as liaisons between the student body and the administration. Successful applicants will have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, have demonstrated leadership, be a junior or senior in the 2014-2015 academic year, and commit to participate as a President’s Aide for not less than one academic year (plans for study-abroad experiences will not affect eligibility). A selection committee, comprised of faculty and staff members, will select finalists for interviews. Applicants will be notified of final decisions in mid-April. New President’s Aides will begin responsibilities at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.