Emails Archive

With Gratitude

Dear Wake Foresters, As the holiday weekend approaches and we take a collective deep breath before the conclusion of the semester, I write to express my profound gratitude for our Wake Forest community. In my annual address last week, I shared that we have much to reflect upon and much to be thankful for. For […]

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Update on campus climate survey regarding sexual misconduct

We write with an update on the University’s first campus climate survey focused solely on sexual misconduct and related issues, as well as the University’s other efforts surrounding the campus climate during the past year. 

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Corey D.B. Walker named interim Dean of Wake Forest’s School of Divinity

A message to the WFU community from President Susan R. Wente and Provost Michele Gillespie. Dear members of the Wake Forest community, We are pleased to announce that Corey D.B. Walker, Ph.D., M.Div., M.T.S., director of Wake Forest’s African American Studies Program and scholar of African American social, political and religious thought, has been named […]

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A message from President Wente and Provost Gillespie

Dear members of the Wake Forest community: We write to share the news that on January 1, 2023, Dean Jonathan Lee Walton will assume the presidency of Princeton Theological Seminary. Dean Walton, a social ethicist whose scholarship focuses on evangelical Christianity and its relationship to mass media and political culture, earned his MDiv and PhD […]

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Welcome to the new academic year

Dear colleagues,  With the beginning of our new academic year,  I want to start by thanking you for your knowledge, passion and commitment. This time last year, I was new to Wake Forest. A year later, it is even clearer to me that this is a great university, full of extraordinary people doing incredible things.  […]

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Wake Forest to name campus roads in honor of four trailblazing professors

I am pleased to announce that Wake Forest plans to name four roads on the Reynolda Campus in honor of four trailblazing professors: Elizabeth Phillips, Dolly McPherson, Marjorie “Marge” Crisp and Herman Eure. Each person honored has made an indelible mark on the University — and telling their stories expands the narrative of leadership and excellence at Wake Forest. This news story and short video both provide some of the background on each honoree.

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Updating pandemic protocols

This message is sent on behalf of President Susan R. Wente, Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam. Dear Wake Forest community, With great joy, Wake Forest honored more than 2,100 graduates during Commencement weekend last month. The University returned to its traditional spring celebrations for the first time since 2019, allowing our […]

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A message from President Wente

Dear Wake Forest colleagues,  I am pleased to share Atrium Health’s announcement of an exciting plan to join together with Advocate Aurora Health, a leading healthcare organization based in Chicago and Milwaukee. The headquarters for the new entity, to be named Advocate Health, will be in Charlotte. The Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest […]

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Michele Gillespie to succeed Rogan Kersh as Provost

Dear Wake Forest community, I write today to share important news about several changes in our academic leadership at Wake Forest. Preparation and planning for transition in key university leadership roles are integral to ensuring academic continuity, stability and momentum. We are so fortunate at Wake Forest to have such dedicated and talented professionals serving […]

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Invitation for Feedback: Space Utilization Study Survey

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff, In October, the University announced its selection of SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, to conduct a comprehensive Reynolda campus space utilization study. This study will provide the University with critical insights and information about our campus facilities needs as we prepare for […]

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