A Message from President Hatch

President Nathan Hatch emailed this announcement to students, faculty and staff on April 8:

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

After completing a national search that began last fall, I am pleased to announce that Wake Forest has appointed Eric Maguire to serve as Vice President for Enrollment, effective July 1. Mr. Maguire, who currently serves as vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College, is known for his success in recruiting highly talented students, prioritizing academic excellence and increasing socioeconomic, racial and ethnic diversity.

We created the new vice president for enrollment position to enhance the University’s ability to attract the best students by strategically aligning undergraduate admissions and financial aid functions. In this role, he will have broad responsibility for recruiting, admitting and enrolling undergraduate students.

Mr. Maguire is a national thought leader in higher education enrollment who will bring creativity and strategic vision to this important role. He takes an innovative, student-centric and data-driven approach to admissions, which we are confident will build upon our success in attracting outstanding students to Wake Forest.

He is a first-generation college student and has a commitment to, and experience in, helping create more inclusive learning communities in American higher education. We fully expect he will bring an even greater diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, talents and experiences to our campus community.

You can read more about his accomplishments here.

I am grateful to the search committee – which Provost Kersh and I co-chaired – for finding such an exceptionally well-qualified admissions leader. I look forward to welcoming Mr. Maguire to the Wake Forest community.


Nathan O. Hatch