"Toby Hale" Archive

June 2013 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2013: Read more

Read More »

Categories: Faculty NewsStaff News

Congratulations to retiring faculty, staff

The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch: 


While commencement season always brings about a sense of new beginnings and opportunities, it’s also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have called Wake Forest University home.

Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are grateful for the many contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 800 years of service to the University: Read more

Read More »

College honors Hale, Orser with Student-Faculty Engagement Fund

Dean Jacque Fetrow (center) congratulates Dean Toby Hale (left) and Dean Paul Orser.

Dean Jacque Fetrow (center) congratulates Dean Toby Hale (left) and Dean Paul Orser.

The heart of the Wake Forest experience has always been lasting relationships, fostered by our intimate setting and warm community.

In their combined service of more than 66 years at Wake Forest, Associate Deans Toby A. Hale (’65, P ’03) and Paul N. Orser (’69, P ’01) touched the lives of countless students, families, faculty members and staff. They worked tirelessly to assist wherever needed and whenever their skills matched the situation.

Dean Toby Hale provided wisdom and guidance in many capacities including Dean of the Summer Sessions, Chair of the Honor and Ethics Council, Secretary of the Committee on Academic Affairs, Coordinator of the Wake Forest Research Fellowship Program, and Chair of the Health Professions Committee.

Dean Paul Orser worked in the areas of admissions, public affairs, and student life.  As a member of the dean’s office, Orser served for 16 years as Dean of Freshmen, directed the London (Worrell House) Program, founded and directed the WAKE Washington (Internship) Program, coordinated the First Year Seminar and First Year Orientation Programs, and coordinated the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Center and Richter Fellowship Program.

In recognition of their strong, personal friendship and dedication to Wake Forest, the Office of the Dean of the College, and its student and faculty constituents, the College has honored these remarkable men by establishing the “Toby A. Hale and Paul N. Orser Student-Faculty Engagement Fund.”

Dean Jacquelyn Fetrow announced the gift at Hale’s retirement reception on April 22. Economics professor Perry Patterson and his partner, Joel Leander (’90); Associate Dean Anne Boyle and her husband, Wake Forest Baptist Health biostatistics professor Mark Espeland; and Dean Fetrow and her husband, computer science lecturer Brian Kell, made leadership gifts to the fund, which will be endowed.

This fund will be distributed at the discretion of the Dean of the College to support student-faculty engagement. In keeping with Dean Hale’s and Dean Orser’s interests and commitments, priority will be given to using these funds to encourage first-generation students and/or students with financial need to collaborate with faculty members in summer research and scholarly inquiry; mentored, academic activities and courses, including WAKE Washington; and internships with rigorous academic components and faculty oversight.

Read More »

Come honor Hale today

Toby HaleThe office of the Dean of the College invites you to attend a retirement reception in honor of Toby Hale (’65, P ’03) and his 43 years of hard work and dedication to Wake Forest.

The reception will take place in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 22.

Hale served as assistant to the Dean, assistant Dean, and director of career planning and placement before becoming associate Dean in 1982. In addition to his work with faculty, students, staff, and other constituencies of the University, Hale served as Dean of the summer session from 1997 until 2009. He currently serves on several faculty committees, including the Committee on Academic Affairs (Secretary), the Judicial Council, the Committee on Admissions, the Committee on Study Abroad, and the Committee on Teacher Education.

Read a former student’s tribute to Hale »

Read More »

Categories: Staff News

Graduate provides tribute to retiring Hale

Toby HaleDid you know that dean Toby A. Hale (’65, P ’03) is retiring at the end of the spring semester after more than 40 years of serving Wake Forest students?

Gavin P. Smith (’10) recently provided a tribute to Hale’s work on the Wake Forest Magazine website.

“When Dean Hale officially departs the college this summer, Wake will lose a significant piece of its heart and soul,” Smith said as part of a longer piece. “It is said that the best leaders are those who work quietly in the background and help inspire and develop leadership in others. My recent accomplishments are living proof of the quiet and deliberate work of Dean Toby A. Hale.”

Read more about Hale on the Magazine website »

Read More »

Categories: Faculty News