Media Advisory: Wake Forest launches new Women’s Center

Paige Meltzer has been named the first director of Wake Forest University’s new Women’s Center.

Meltzer, who comes to Wake Forest from Harvard, holds a doctorate in women’s history and is an advocate for public policy initiatives that create a culture of inclusivity. She sees the Center as a place of collaboration and networking and plans to let campus constituents shape the Center’s priorities. She anticipates promoting female leadership in student government and other campus organizations, professional development, and body wellness.

“Gender conversations are integral to developing mind, body and spirit,” says Meltzer, “and can help us forge connections within our communities, improve campus culture, and nurture women’s potential. Women who feel respected and empowered build strong communities, strong families, and strong relationships — personal and professional.”

The Women’s Center follows the establishment of the LGBTQ Center in September 2011.


About Wake Forest University: Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at


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