Wake Forest University has named Jack E. Wilkerson Jr. acting dean of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Wilkerson’s appointment follows the resignation of Dana Johnson, Calloway’s dean from 1992 until this summer. Wilkerson, who joined Wake Forest in 1989, is an accounting professor.
“As a successful teacher-scholar who takes individual and personal interest in his students, Jack knows both his profession, the faculty, and Wake Forest,” said provost David G. Brown. “To us, he brings a strong reputation in the discipline of accountancy, wonderful interpersonal skills, and a willingness to lead.”
Wilkerson has coordinated the Calloway school’s accounting program since 1994 and chaired a committee that developed a five-year program for undergraduates to earn a master’s degree in accounting. Since 1993, Wilkerson has chaired the university’s Student Life Committee and his efforts were recognized with the Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life.
Previously, Wilkerson was an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Bob Jones University and a doctorate in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. Wilkerson also held teaching positions at those universities.
Brown expects a new dean to be appointed prior to the 1997-98 academic year. A search committee will meet this fall, he said.