University Announcement Archive


Wake Forest to name roads honoring four trailblazing professors

July 25, 2022  |   Recognition, Top Stories, University Announcement

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 of these exceptional leaders made an indelible mark on the University — honoring them and telling their stories will expand the narrative of leadership and excellence at […]


Michele Gillespie to succeed Rogan Kersh as Provost

April 5, 2022  |   Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest University President Susan R. Wente has appointed Michele Gillespie, current Dean of Wake Forest’s College of Arts and Sciences, to succeed Rogan Kersh as University Provost, effective July 1, 2022.


Wake Forest names Annette L. Ranft as Dean of the School of Business

March 3, 2022  |   For Alumni, For Parents, School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has named Annette L. Ranft as the next Dean of the School of Business. Ranft comes to Wake Forest from Auburn University, where she serves as Dean and Wells Fargo Professor at the Harbert College of Business.


WFU announces MLK Building the Dream award winners

January 27, 2022  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has announced its 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.


Henry Luce Foundation to fund discourse on race, justice and religion

January 18, 2022  |   Community, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival.


$8.6M Kern Family Foundation grant puts character first

December 16, 2021  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

The Kern Family Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $8.6M grant to develop programs that put character at the center of preparing students for work in the professions.


US News ranks Wake Forest among top national universities

September 13, 2021  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 28th overall among 391 national universities.


$1M in gifts will support vision of integrated arts at Wake Forest

May 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Philanthropy, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Interdisciplinary Arts Center at Wake Forest has received $1M from anonymous donors to support the University’s commitment to integrating the arts across all corners of campus, in the classroom and in the community.


Wake Forest University addresses its antebellum history

May 7, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Top Stories, University Announcement

In a message to the Wake Forest University community, President Nathan O. Hatch announced steps the University is taking to address its antebellum history and affirm the humanity of all individuals.


WFU 2021 Commencement plan updates

March 19, 2021  |   University Announcement

The University is planning to hold all undergraduate 2021 Commencement ceremonies in person on Sunday, May 16. Additional information was shared with the Wake Forest community today.

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