Brian White named vice president and general counsel

Dear faculty, staff and students,

I’m pleased to announce that Brian White will join Wake Forest University as vice president and general counsel on July 1, 2023. He will also serve as corporate secretary for the University. In this important role, White will provide vision, oversight and leadership for all University legal matters. The general counsel also provides guidance on legal matters related to Wake Forest University Health Sciences, the School of Medicine, and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. White succeeds J. Reid Morgan, who announced his planned retirement in December following a long and distinguished career in service to his alma mater. 

White has more than 20 years of legal affairs and leadership experience, including 17 years in higher education and academic medical center settings. He is currently vice chancellor and general counsel at the University of Kansas, where he has served since 2018. White was identified in a competitive national search process, led by a University search committee in collaboration with the legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa. I am grateful to members of the search committee for their time and dedication to this important process. 

I know you will join me in welcoming Brian White to the Wake Forest community when he arrives this summer.


Susan R. Wente, Ph.D. 

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