Long-time WFU admissions director named dean of admissions

William G. StarlingWilliam G. Starling has been named dean of admissions and financial aid at Wake Forest University.

In June, Starling will celebrate 43 years of service to Wake Forest. He is among the longest serving directors of admissions in the country.

Starling joined the admissions office in 1958 as assistant director of admissions and became director of admissions at the university in 1961. In 1968, he also became the director of financial aid.

“Bill Starling’s long and loyal service in such a critical institutional function is a central element in the modern history of Wake Forest,” said Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. “To the central academic question ‘Who should study here?’ Bill Starling has provided the answer for four decades.”

Starling graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest in 1957 and served in the Army before joining Wake Forest.

The Smithfield, N.C., native graduated from Smithfield High School in 1953.