November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
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.
November 21st, 2013 | Events
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.
September 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
The fall semester is always a time of enthusiasm among our students and tremendous activity among faculty and staff. I am looking forward to several opportunities over the next couple of months to address issues of importance to our campus community. Continue reading »
May 29th, 2013 | Events, News You Can Use, things
The SAC will hold its final meeting of the school year in Benson 401 from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. Refreshments will be available, and the first 30 minutes will be an introduction of new members and recognition of outgoing members.
At 9:30 a.m., Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Hof Milam will share the preliminary results of the University’s Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) and take questions about these initiatives.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this presentation, which is the last in a series that was offered about this stage of the SRI. The SRI working group encourages feedback and questions.
May 29th, 2013 | News You Can Use, things, University Announcement
This message is provided by Hof Milam, the senior vice president for finance and administration:
University Stores and its employees have served our campus well for many years. However, in the face of a rapidly changing industry and declining financial performance, the University had to begin considering other service delivery models earlier this year.
After careful consideration, the University has selected Follett Higher Education Group to manage all University Stores locations beginning this summer. Follett, the nation’s largest operator of college bookstores, serves more than 5 million students at more than 1,600 physical and online stores and employs approximately 10,000 associates worldwide. Follett has longstanding relationships with many colleges and universities, including Stanford, Boston College, Georgetown and Kentucky.
The selection of Follett was made following an extensive request for proposal process. The University considered proposals from three management companies, as well as a presentation by our current management team. In the end, Follett’s proposal offered the greatest financial improvement to the University, substantially better than our current self-operating model. Contracting with Follett also mitigates the University’s risk in attempting to compete in the increasingly digitized campus bookstore business. Continue reading »
May 10th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
At the start of the fall semester, I established four campus-wide committees to foster inclusive discussion around particular aspects of Wake Forest University. I am grateful to the members of these committees who devoted countless hours in pursuit of a better Wake Forest. Through these committees, dozens of faculty, staff and students contributed to the following results: Continue reading »
May 3rd, 2013 | Events
The Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) working group has received valuable feedback and questions since sharing the initial outcomes of the SRI on April 25. We would like to remind you of additional opportunities to discuss the impact of these SRI changes:
Now: A summary of the presentation and the PowerPoint slides are available on Inside WFU. Additional feedback and questions may be sent to SRI@wfu.edu.
May 6, 4-5 p.m., Pugh Auditorium: Faculty Senate Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
May 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Benson 401: Staff Advisory Council Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
Changes to parking, tuition concession and technology purchases and refresh schedules have generated numerous questions. The following addresses those most frequently asked: Continue reading »
May 1st, 2013 | Events
At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam, senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer, will be giving his annual address to the University on Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.
Milam will speak on the Wake Forest budget for the next year and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Senate invites all students, staff and faculty to attend.
April 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
Dear Wake Forest Faculty and Staff,
As the academic year draws to a close, so does year one of the Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI). We are immensely grateful for the efforts of both the SRI Working Group and the Steering Committee to conceive, research, and analyze dozens of potential cost saving and revenue enhancing opportunities. The process has been thoughtful and collaborative, drawing on the expertise and perspective of faculty and staff from across the University. (Indeed, thanks to the many of you who continue to provide specific suggestions for us to consider.) To date, approved SRI initiatives account for $6.1 million in recurring annual operating funds that will help fund student financial aid, faculty and staff compensation, and other University strategic priorities.
Earlier today, we discussed outcomes of our SRI work to date with the audience assembled for Campus Connections. Slides from today’s presentation are available as a PDF. Face-to-face exchanges like this morning’s will be vital to understanding—and collectively advancing—the intent and the benefits of changes made under the SRI umbrella. The following are opportunities to learn more about our SRI work:
• May Faculty Senate Meeting: Monday: Monday, May 6th, 4-5pm, Pugh Auditorium
• May Staff Advisory Council Meeting: Thursday, May 30th, 9:30-10:30am, Benson 401 (Open to everyone) Continue reading »
April 24th, 2013 | Events
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 Thursday, April 25, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401, and it will feature a light breakfast.
This month’s Campus Connections will feature Kersh and Milam discussing the Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI).
SRI information and a list of committee members »
January update on the SRI »