New appointments

A number of administrative appointments were made over the summer, including vice president for career services, vice president and chief investment officer, and president for Wake Forest University Physicians.

Most recently, Ladd P. Flock was named director of Career Services. He will be responsible for delivering extensive career services and job search support to undergraduates. Previously, he was director of the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences Career Services Office. He has also worked in the career placement offices at Old Dominion University and Indiana University.

Other appointments made during the summer include:

Andy Chan was named to the newly created position of vice president for career development. He will oversee undergraduate career development and coordinate programs with the career offices in the graduate and professional schools. He has an extensive background in education and business. Most recently, he was the assistant dean and director of the MBA Career Management Center at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He has also been president and CEO of both eProNet, an online recruiting and career network, and MindSteps, a corporate education software start-up.

James J. Dunn was named vice president and chief investment officer. Previously, he was a managing director at Wilshire Associates Incorporated and chief investment officer and portfolio manager for Wilshire Funds Management in Santa Monica, Calif. He will manage the University’s endowment funds and other financial assets from the Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Reynolda House. He succeeded Louis R. Morrell, who retired in June after 14 years as vice president for investments and treasurer.

Dr. Thomas E. Sibert was named president for Wake Forest University Physicians (WFUP) and Chief Medical Officer for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, a new position created as part of the medical center’s reorganization that began two years ago. Previously, he was associate vice chancellor and president of the Faculty Practice Group at UCLA. He was also an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. He has also served as the executive vice president for clinical services for the UNC Health Care System, and medical director and CEO for UNC Physicians and Associates. As WFUP president, he will oversee the physicians who serve as faculty of the School of Medicine and attending staff of North Carolina Baptist Hospital. As Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Center, he will be responsible for all physician aspects of patient care.

Pamela Dumas Serfes was named associate vice president for communications and external relations. She has more than 25 years experience in public relations/marketing in higher education and most recently served as executive director of news and communications at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will oversee what were previously known as the news and creative services offices, now the Office of Communications and External Relations. The office is responsible for University public relations and interaction with the news media; University publications, including the Wake Forest Magazine; the Wake Forest Web site; admissions marketing; and alumni and development communications.

Professor of Economics Perry L. Patterson was named associate dean for academic advising and will lead the newly established Office of Academic Advising in the Office of the Dean of the College. Beginning with this year’s freshman class, the Academic Advising office will assign an academic counselor to every new undergraduate, in addition to their faculty and student advisors. Patterson, who joined the faculty in 1986, is also a lecturer in Russian.

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