Memorable Moments

President Wente teaches a biology seminar.

First Day of Class

On the first day of class, President Wente was in the classroom teaching one of her favorite subjects. She joined the biology department seminar to share her expertise in biochemistry in a presentation called “Gatekeepers of the Nucleus.”

President Wente addresses the Convocation audience.

New Student Convocation

The Class of 2025 was officially welcomed into the Wake Forest family at New Student Convocation on Friday, August 20.

Watch, read President Wente’s welcome back message »

President Wente poses with a student on move-in day.

Move-In Day

Dr. Susan R. Wente greets members of the Class of 2025 as they arrive on campus for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

New Deac Week photo story » | Move-In Day video »

President Susan Wente talks with Ed Wilson in ZSR Library.

Talking with “Mr. Wake Forest”

On her second day, President Wente spent time in ZSR Library talking with and learning from Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43), affectionately known as Mr. Wake Forest.

President Susan Wente gestures will speaking to a group of administrators.

President Wente address the crowd at a welcome coffee.

First Day

Dr. Susan R. Wente arrived for her first day as the 14th President of Wake Forest on July 1, 2021.
Message of Greeting » | Read more » | Photo gallery »

Dr. Susan R. Wente meets Dr. Herman Eure and trustee Matt King.

Dr. Susan R. Wente (center) meets with Trustees Dr. Herman Eure (left) and Matt King.


Dr. Susan R. Wente was announced as the 14th President of Wake Forest University on Jan. 30, 2021. She toured campus and met with a variety of campus leaders. Read more about the announcement »