"School of Business" Archive

Sherry Moss appointed WFU Associate Dean for MBA Programs

The Wake Forest School of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Moss as the Associate Dean for MBA Programs, effective June 1.

This transition comes as Professor John Sumanth has concluded his leadership appointment with the School of Business MBA Program and will resume teaching and academic research full-time.

Moss joined the School in 2005 and has previously served in past leadership positions as Director of the full-time MBA program from 2008-2011 and Area Chair from 2014-2016.

Prior to her time at Wake Forest, Moss served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business at Florida International University where she led their Executive MBA Program. Moss has received numerous awards, including the university’s High Impact Research Award and distinction as the Benson Pruitt Professor in Business. Her research interests include abusive supervision and multiple job holding.

Her work has been published in a number of premier academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Management. Moss holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Florida State University.

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Annette L. Ranft named Dean of Wake Forest School of Business

Annette L. Ranft

Annette L. Ranft

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Following the completion of a national search, I am pleased to announce that Wake Forest has appointed Annette L. Ranft as the new Dean of the School of Business, effective July 1.

I am grateful to members of the search committee, chaired by Provost Rogan Kersh, for bringing Dean Ranft to Wake Forest. I’d also like to sincerely thank Michelle Roehm, who has served with dedication and distinction as interim dean in the School of Business since January 2021.

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Plans for proposed School of Professional Studies

The following message was shared with the campus community from Provost Rogan Kersh.

Dear Wake Forest Community:

Wake Forest’s Board of Trustees has approved plans to establish a School of Professional Studies in Charlotte. Pending completion of a full market analysis and business plan, the proposed school will house innovative degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, for working professionals.

Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Business, will transition from his current role and begin serving as Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Vice Provost for Charlotte Programs on Jan. 4, 2021. Read more

Proposals funded: Senior, Duchac, Shugoll

Congratulations to John Senior, assistant teach professor in the School of Divinity, whose proposal entitled “Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018” has been funded by the Lilly Endowment.

Congratulations to Jonathan Duchac, professor in the School of Business, whose proposal entitled “Fund for Peace: Divestiture Project” has been funded by the Fund for Peace.

Congratulations to Brad Shugoll, assistant director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, whose proposal entitled “Campus Kitchen Summer Feeding Site” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and by (subaward/subcontract from) the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Staff members recognized for milestones; two named Employees of the Year

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

The campus community celebrated service milestones for more than 250 Wake Forest staff members with approximately 2,800 combined years of service. These individuals were recognized at the annual Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon Oct. 9 at the Sutton Center. Faculty and staff joined a campus-wide reception in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall later the same day.

Staff members who have achieved 30 or more years of service are:

  • 30 years: Elizabeth Berry (Facilities and Campus Services), Tim Covey (Information Systems), Robert Fisher (University Police), Chris Hartsell (University Police), Patricia Martin (School of Law), Pattie McGill (Office of the Chaplain), Tim Snyder (University Advancement), Kobak Taylor (Facilities and Campus Services), Lucinda Westmoreland (Financial Services).
  • 35 years: Hugh Brown (Facilities and Campus Services), Thomas Crews (Facilities and Campus Services), Greg Scott (Facilities and Campus Services), Meri Silveri (Mail Services).
  • 40 years: Bob Baker (University Advancement), LeAnn Steele (School of Law).

Philip Honaker, an Employee of the Year, waves. Standing with him are his son, five-year honoree Philip Honaker, and President Hatch

Philip Honaker, Plant Operator in Facilities and Campus Services, and Tom Benza, Associate Director in the Financial Aid Office, also were recognized as Employees of the Year. They were nominated by faculty and staff for their contributions in the areas of innovation, integrity, accountability, inclusion, and Pro Humanitate.

Philip Honaker’s nomination reads: Philip has worked hard over his tenure at Wake Forest and has always given great ideas and suggestions to make communication more clear and concise. He always has a smile on his face and does all he can to make things happen as they should. He is here daily to fulfill his obligation to the University, after many years of service. There is nobody he has met that he could not get along with. His desire and dedication to his job and his fellow employees has made him one of the best employees this University has ever had, and he deserves to be honored.

Tom Benza’s nomination reads: Always looking for new ways to do the same old business, Tom is extremely thoughtful, which permeates through his work with just about everyone here on campus. He goes the extra mile, every single time. Widely trusted, respectful, and honorable would all be words to describe Tom.


Employee of the Year Tom Benza and President Hatch

Dealing with tough issues daily, his moral compass always points north. Showing compassion in tough situations while still remaining professional is an artful gift Tom perfects. He goes above and beyond to protect students’ privacy by making sure his office is a safe place and safe space. Tom is a man of his word. Always willing to go to bat for what is right, Tom takes responsibility for his actions. Tom is an advocate for underrepresented student groups at WFU. He makes students feel welcome and important, which fosters a desire for them to continue towards degree completion. Tom’s kindness and compassion is extended to every student and staff member he encounters. Working on behalf of students and staff, he shines as an advocate.

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