"University Announcement" Archive

Beyond the rankings: Employers use their own criteria in hiring

Andy Chan, the vice president of innovation and career development at Wake Forest, says that when deciding to recruit talent from colleges and universities, recruiters prioritize several factors, but media rankings are not one of them. Read more

A Message from the President and Provost

President Susan R. Wente and Provost Michele Gillespie shared a message with the campus community regarding the U.S. News and World Report using a new methodology for its 2024 National Universities ranking. Read the full message here and the news story here.

Updates on key Inclusive Excellence projects

August 31st, 2023, marked a significant day in the history of Wake Forest University: President Susan R. Wente and Provost Michele Gillespie shared the Strategic Framework, laying out a blueprint for how our university will be a Catalyst for Good in Society through our 2034 Bicentennial and beyond. The Framework provides Wake Foresters with various ways to align individual, organizational and departmental goals with Action Steps organized under nine Strategic Aims, and all of which are connected to one of three Thematic Goals. At the center of the framework is elevating the compelling “why” of Wake Forest University: 

Wake Foresters will embody Pro Humanitate at home and in the world. 

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Wake Forest names Corey D.B. Walker Dean of the Divinity School

This message is sent on behalf of President Susan R. Wente and Provost Michele Gillespie.

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Following the completion of a national search, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Corey D.B. Walker has been named Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, effective immediately. 

Dr. Walker is a distinguished scholar of religion and Wake Forest Professor of Humanities and has served as interim dean for the school since January. He is an ordained American Baptist clergyperson who preaches and teaches in congregations and universities across the nation and has published broadly on African American religion and philosophy, African American history and culture, and religion and American public life. He was appointed a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year. He has also been instrumental in the University’s Strategic Framework process, serving as Vice-Chair for the Core Planning Team.

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Framing Our Future

President Susan R. Wente and Provost Michele Gillespie shared a message with the campus community regarding the Strategic Framework: We are pleased to present “Framing Our Future,” a strategic framework for Wake Forest University. The Framework and complementary content available at framework.wfu.edu are products of a year-long process that engaged the entire University community in affirming Wake Forest’s distinctive identity and articulating a vision for who we will become. Read the full message here.