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Wake Forest University Awarded $30M Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Build National Capacity for Character Education

January 24, 2023  |   Humanities, Philanthropy, President, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest a $30.7 million grant to support the University’s Program for Leadership and Character and create a national higher education network devoted to educating character.


Wake Forest holds inauguration for President Susan R. Wente

March 25, 2022  |   Events, For Alumni, For Parents, President, Top Stories

Wake Forest celebrated the inauguration of Susan R. Wente on March 25 in Wait Chapel. In her speech, Wente drew on her experience as a scientist to connect the transformative power of education to cell biology and described Wake Forest as a “catalyst for good.”


Wake Forest hosts day of service during presidential inauguration week

March 24, 2022  |   For Alumni, For Parents, President, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

Wake Forest University students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered at “kit-packing” events on March 23 in a day of service that coincided with the upcoming presidential inauguration and will benefit local schoolchildren and homeless women.


Media invited to Inauguration of WFU President Susan R. Wente

March 21, 2022  |   President

Susan R. Wente will be inaugurated as Wake Forest University’s 14th president at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25.


Wake Forest president honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine award

March 29, 2021  |   President, Top Stories

Wake Forest University President and Chair of North Carolina Colleges and Universities Nathan O. Hatch has been awarded the highest honor for state service granted by the Office of the Governor for achievement and service, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.


Susan R. Wente selected as 14th President of Wake Forest University

January 29, 2021  |   President, Top Stories

After an international search for the 14th president of Wake Forest University, the Board of Trustees, upon the unanimous recommendation of the appointed search committee, has named Susan R. Wente as the next leader of Wake Forest.


Reckoning with racism

February 8, 2019  |   Alumni, President, Pro Humanitate, Provost, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

This week, college and university administrators across the country have been combing through old yearbooks as public officials have come under fire for racist imagery and offensive photos in back issues.


WFU’s President Hatch receives Career Services Excellence Award

June 7, 2018  |   President, Recognition, Top Stories

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) awarded Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch the 2018 Career Services Excellence Award.


Statement on executive compensation

December 10, 2017  |   President, Top Stories

On Dec. 10, The Chronicle of Higher Education published its annual database of executive compensation packages of private college presidents.


Historic Reynolds Gym transformed into center for health and wellbeing

August 24, 2017  |   Campus Life, President, Thrive / Wellbeing, University Announcement, Wake Will

Two cornerstones now mark the entrance to Wake Forest University’s historic W.N. Reynolds Gymnasium. The original – 1954 – shows the year the gym was built. A new one – 2017 – marks its transformation into a dynamic new center for health and wellbeing.

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