University Announcement Archive

Man arrested in indecent exposure incident

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 16 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

A man has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure in connection with a March 14 incident on the paved walking trail that leads from campus to Reynolda Village.

An investigation by the University Police Department led to the arrest on March 16 of 36-year-old Edward Brett Mattingly of Winston-Salem.  Mattingly was taken into custody at his residence with the assistance of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Mattingly allegedly exposed himself to a woman who was running on the trail toward campus at about 7 p.m. on March 14.  The woman continued running and called University Police minutes later.

University Police officers searched the area, but did not locate a suspect. The University Police Department continued its investigation until obtaining a warrant for Mattingly’s arrest.

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Collaborative appointed

Betsy Barre

On March 15, Kami Chavis, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, emailed this announcement to faculty and staff:

Dear Wake Forest faculty and staff,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Betsy Barre has accepted the university’s offer to serve as our next Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. Betsy joins us from Rice University, where she is currently the Associate Director of their Center for Teaching Excellence.

Trained as a comparative ethicist, Betsy began her academic career as a faculty member in departments of religion and philosophy at two small liberal arts colleges: Marymount Manhattan in New York City and Lake Forest College in Chicago. She transitioned to a hybrid faculty-administrative role at Rice University in 2012, working in their newly developed Program in Writing and Communication. In this role, she taught a series of disciplinary-based first-year writing courses and led pedagogical programming for other faculty teaching within the program. Two years later, when Rice launched a formal teaching center, she was appointed as one of two founding Assistant Directors. And in 2016, she was promoted to Associate Director.

In these positions she developed and oversaw numerous instructional development initiatives, all with an eye toward reshaping the culture of an elite research university to further support, value, and ultimately reward excellent teaching on campus. With this came significant collaboration with key partners across campus to work toward significant organizational and institutional change.

Earlier this year, the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education selected her as the winner of the 2017 Innovation Award for the development of a tool to help faculty, students, and administrators estimate the out-of-class workload assigned in their courses.

Betsy will officially join us on May 14. My sincere appreciation to the search committee for their extensive involvement in this process: Chris Copeland (Divinity), Adam Friedman (Education), Laura Giovanelli (English), Kenny Herbst (Business), Shayla Herndon-Edmunds (Diversity and Inclusion), Alyssa Howards (German and Russian), Tony Marsh (Health and Exercise Science), Ellen Murphy (Law), and Tim Pyatt (ZSR). Many thanks, as well, to Kristi Verbeke who has served as the Interim Executive Director since fall 2017.

Betsy may be reached at Please join me in welcoming Betsy to Wake Forest!

Kami Chavis
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

Crime Alert: Indecent exposure incident reported to University Police

This crime alert was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 14 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

The University Police Department is investigating an incident in which an unidentified man tonight, March 14, exposed himself to a woman running on the paved path that leads between campus and Reynolda Village.

The woman reported at about 7 p.m. tonight that she was running on the path toward campus when a man on the path exposed himself and touched himself sexually.  The woman told police that she continued running toward campus and called police a few minutes after the incident.

University Police officers immediately searched the area where the incident occurred, as well as several other nearby areas, but they did not locate the man. Police officers will continue patrolling the area closely.

The woman described the man as having a dark complexion, about six feet tall and in his late 30s.  She said he wore a black jacket over a gray sweatshirt, a cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information that may assist University Police in the investigation is asked to contact the police department promptly by calling 336-758-5911, using the LiveSafe mobile app or going online and using the department’s Silent Witness form.

Jesse Haddock

Jesse Haddock

This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on March 14 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Jesse Haddock, retired coach of the men’s golf team, died today, March 14.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 19 in Wait Chapel.  The service will be open to the public.

Coach Haddock spent his career at Wake Forest, joining the staff after graduating in 1952.  He served as coach of the men’s golf team from 1960 until his retirement in 1992.

The Athletics Department announced Coach Haddock’s death on its website today.  The Winston-Salem Journal also published a story online today.

We grieve Coach Haddock’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

Provost Kersh to deliver annual address to the University

This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on April 2 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Provost Rogan Kersh will give his annual address to the University on April 2 at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium at Benson University Center.

Kersh will speak about University priorities, along with the challenges and opportunities that face our academic mission and programs.

The Faculty Senate invites faculty, staff and students to attend the presentation.