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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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June 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.

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July 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2014.

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Dean of students and associate vice president for campus life named

DSC_0219A message from Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue

I am pleased to announce that Adam Goldstein has been named Wake Forest’s new dean of students and associate vice president for campus life. Adam, who currently serves as associate dean of students at Florida State University, will assume his duties on July 1.

Adam will oversee judicial affairs, student engagement and leadership, diversity education, student union and Benson University Center. He will serve on campus life’s senior leadership team and play a key role in crisis management and response.

At FSU, Adam has provided administrative leadership, support and supervision in the areas of student life, Greek life, victim advocacy, disability resources, and new student and family programs. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in hazing prevention, reducing the likelihood of hazing incidents in high-risk populations and increasing accountability within the Greek conduct process.

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WFU presents at student affairs conference

Award winners at the conferenceBrad Shugoll, Campus Life fellow, Matt Clifford, the director of Residence Life, and Larry Correll-Hughes, assistant director of assignments, recently attended the Southern Association of College Student Affairs annual conference in Norfolk, Va.

Correll-Hughes presented “Managers?: Thinking about what we do and what we think about management.” Shugoll presented a poster session titled “Uniting the Arts, Humanities, and Service through Civic Reflection.” Clifford served as the program chair for the conference and was honored with the association’s mid-level professional award for 2013.

WFU will launch EMS for scheduling campus space

The following message is from Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam:

We are pleased to announce that the university plans to implement a centralized, campus-wide license for Event Management System (EMS) for scheduling of non-classroom space on campus. This software will allow us to manage space far more effectively, provide a user-friendly process for reserving conference rooms and other space, and collect/utilize accurate usage data.

As a result of Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) work this past year, we realized that more than 30 individual space managers across campus were utilizing various practices for scheduling space. After assessing our current processes and costs, EMS was identified as the best solution for efficiency and ease of use. In addition, by consolidating existing EMS licenses and maintenance fees currently held by several groups on campus, we are saving the university thousands of dollars.

A cross-campus implementation team will spend the next 6-8 months working with space managers across campus to implement the software. Our grateful thanks to this team, whose members are:

  • Mike Ayuso, IS
  • Sean Brittain, Facilities & Campus Services
  • James Buckley, Campus Life
  • Alisa Elmore, Admissions
  • Kettie Fickter, Athletics
  • Max Floyd, Campus Life
  • Karen Frekko, School of Business
  • Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office
  • Trevor Hughes, School of Law
  • Mary Beth Lock, ZSR Library
  • Sharon Melnik, Conference Services
  • Harold Pace, University Registrar
  • Randy Rogan, College
  • John Wise, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services

We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this approach to space management.

Campus Connections is Friday

Please join Provost Rogan Kersh and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401.

Campus Connections is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the Provost, Deans and other administrators discuss current events at the university.

This month’s Campus Connections will feature:

  • Mark Petersen, vice president of advancement, who will present on the next steps of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest;
  • Penny Rue, vice president of campus life, who will present her vision of campus life for Wake Forest.

Staff Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Benson 401 C/D. All WFU staffers are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will feature two guest speakers:

  • Financial and Accounting Services will present on exempt PTO tracking in Novatime.
  • Penny Rue, the vice president for Campus Life, will speak about what’s new in her area and provide insight into the new Director of Wellness position.

September 2013 staff milestones

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President Hatch addresses civility

The following is a message from President Hatch to the campus community:

At Wake Forest University, civility is more than formal courtesy. It is a basic expectation that we will treat all human beings with kindness and respect. It is the backbone of our motto, Pro Humanitate.

Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article titled, “As Slurs and Offenses Multiply, Colleges Scramble to Respond.”  The article details several instances of bias and intolerance occurring on college campuses across the country.  From offensive theme parties to graffiti and vandalism, insensitive and threatening behavior appear prevalent in places committed to opening minds and hearts. This is hard to understand and impossible to accept. Continue reading »