Universities as partners in the talent pipeline

Sept. 28, 2022 Over the past year, I have learned so much about all the different ways our university works with our city, region and state. As a great university, our reach is broad; yet, a critical role we play locally is contributing to the economic development of Winston-Salem, the Triad and North Carolina.  During […]

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New Student Convocation 2022

Remarks as prepared Thank you, Reverend Auman, for your thoughtful invocation and your commitment to our Wake Forest community.  And to the deans, chairs and professors, and to the incredible staff gathered, thank you for joining us at the new student convocation. Class of 2026 — Welcome! Welcome to Wake Forest University.  This ceremony marks […]

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Announcing the Strategic Framework Process

Aug. 18, 2022 As a great university, Wake Forest is called to continually build upon our strong foundation and strive for excellence. Across the last four decades, we have been guided by several strategic plans with the most recent conceived between 2007-09. Each moved the University as a whole toward greater distinctiveness. We expect no […]

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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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