Search Committee formed to identify General Counsel

A search committee has been formed to identify the General Counsel to succeed Senior Vice President and General Counsel J. Reid Morgan after his planned retirement on June 30, 2023. President Susan R. Wente has initiated a national search for the next Vice President and General Counsel, partnering with executive search firm Major, Lindsey and Africa. The planned timeline is to have the new VP and General Counsel begin at Wake Forest in the summer of 2023.

Search Committee Members 

  • Susan R. Wente, President and Distinguished University Professor of Biology and Biochemistry (Committee Chair)
  • Shea Kidd Brown, Vice President for Campus Life
  • Bobby Burchfield, University Trustee
  • Julia Jackson-Newsom, Senior Advisor for Planning and Partnerships, Office of the President
  • Anthony Marsh, Interim Dean of the College
  • Matthew Phillips, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Provost
  • Raisur Rahman, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of History
  • Matthew King, ex officio, Chair of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees
  • Ashleigh Brock, ex officio, staff to the committee, Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Share feedback with the search committee here. More information is available on the General Counsel Search Committee website, which can be found on the President’s website here.