Paula Gentius named board secretary and director of the board office

Paula Gentius has been named the University’s board secretary and director of the board office. She was also elected by the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees as an officer of the board to serve as Secretary of the Board, effective July 1. Gentius currently serves as chief of staff and secretary of the University at North Carolina State University.

Gentius has extensive higher education governance experience. Prior to her role at N.C. State, she served as senior executive in the Office of the President at Virginia Commonwealth University and executive policy advisor to the president and board of visitors at Norfolk State University. 

“The board secretary is a critical role for the University,” said President Susan R. Wente. “Gentius brings deep knowledge, passion and experience to this position. During the interview process, she impressed the search committee and all who met her with her commitment to good governance and her extensive background in higher education and public policy.”

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Face to Face Speaker Forum to welcome Trevor Noah

Emmy award-winning comedian, bestselling author and former host of “The Daily Show“ Trevor Noah will join the Face to Face Speaker Forum in a conversation with American journalist and radio presenter Sam Sanders on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in LJVM Coliseum.

The Face to Face Speaker Forum offers single event tickets on the day of the keynote event to faculty and staff for free on a first come, first served basis (subject to availability). Faculty and staff can pick up their tickets outside of Reynolda Hall between 1 and 5 p.m. Additional single tickets are available for purchase here. Use promo code FACE20 for a 20% discount on your ticket purchase.

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Near-Term Central Space Planning Project open house

A guest post from Wake Forest’s Near-Term Central Space Planning Committee

The Near-Term Central Space Planning Project committee will host an open house on Wednesday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Benson 401. All faculty, staff and students are invited to drop in, learn more about the project, and to share your thoughts.

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President Susan Wente joins 60 college presidents to advance civic preparedness and uphold free expression on U.S. campuses

WFU arch at entrance to Hearn Plaza and spring treesWake Forest University President Susan R. Wente is joining 60 other college presidents of diverse institutions from across the country to advance higher education’s pivotal role in preparing students to be engaged citizens and to uphold free expression on campus.

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Champions of Change award winners announced

On April 9, the Office of Sustainability hosted the 11th annual Champions of Change Campus Sustainability Awards. Each year at the awards ceremony, students, faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to campus sustainability are honored across five categories. This year’s celebration honored 12 award winners and numerous nominees whose commitments to sustainability were exemplified through efforts like energy-saving LED light conversions of athletic venues, stewardship of our campus trees, commitment to environmental justice principles and dialogue, dedication to engaged and experiential learning, right-sizing the Wake Line shuttle fleet and more.

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