Provost Archive


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.


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 embarks on new era as Wake Downtown classes begin in the Innovation Quarter

January 5, 2017  |   Admissions, Faculty, Provost, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Wake Downtown classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 10, marking the beginning of an historic era for Wake Forest University as it moves undergraduate courses into Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem.


Picture-perfect pomp and circumstance

May 16, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Faculty, President, Provost, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

A crowd of almost 13,000 gathered Monday on Hearn Plaza to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 1,900 graduates in Wake Forest University’s Class of 2016.


WFU launches Pro Humanitate Institute

July 25, 2014  |   Pro Humanitate, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement

The new Pro Humanitate Institute will energize and expand on a host of relevant activities already underway, while inspiring new ideas for connecting a Wake Forest education with a deep and abiding commitment to improving lives.


After the Genome: Medicine, miracles, morality

April 8, 2013  |   Events, Faculty, National, Provost, Research, School of Divinity, School of Medicine, Speakers, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.


A second successful TEDxWakeForestU

February 25, 2013  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Speakers, Staff, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories

A successful second TEDxWakeForestU turns an experiment into a spring semester tradition. What did attendees think of this year’s event? Read their ideas captured through social media.


TEDxWakeForestU: Defining our future

February 20, 2013  |   Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories

What will define our future? Will it be our ability to share through social media, our quest to use Google to escape memorization or the impact our consumer society will have on the environment? The highly successful TEDxWakeForestU returns to Wake Forest on Feb. 23 to tackle these topics.


Wake Forest introduces Semester Online

November 15, 2012  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Online, Provost, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest, as part of a consortium of top-tier colleges and universities, announced plans to introduce an innovative program that transforms the model of online education. Semester Online will be the first program of its kind to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take rigorous, online courses for credit from 10 of the country’s top schools.


Wake Forest appoints new provost

January 27, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: University News, Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, President, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has appointed Rogan Kersh as the University’s new provost and professor of political science.  A Wake Forest alumnus, Kersh currently serves as the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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