Farewell reception honoring Barbee Oakes

Barbee Oakes

This email was sent to faculty and staff on July 19 by the Office of the Provost:

Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 1 between 3-5 p.m. for a reception honoring Dr. Barbee Oakes in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. Remarks will be at 4 p.m.

Barbee Oakes was recently named Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and will begin that role in September. Dr. Oakes, a graduate of Wake Forest, has served as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer since 2015 and has been the Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion since 2009. Since coming back to the University in 1989 as an assistant professor in the health and exercise science department, she has led collaborative initiatives, authored the Wake Forest strategic plan to enhance diversity and inclusion, and has been a leader in higher education.

We look forward to seeing you on August 1 as we wish her the best of luck on this new journey!