Dr. Susan R. Wente
Dr. Susan R. Wente became Wake Forest’s 14th president on July 1, 2021. Like Wake Forest itself, Wente has a history of taking bold steps in education. She was selected not only for her exceptional reputation as an acclaimed academic and charismatic leader, but also for her vision of Wake Forest as a welcoming, inclusive community that will continue to make positive change in the world.
Wente is a renowned biomedical scientist who served as Vanderbilt’s provost and vice chancellor for seven years and interim chancellor for eleven months.
Dr. Rogan Kersh became the fifth provost in Wake Forest history when he was appointed the University’s chief academic officer in July 2012. In addition to overseeing Wake Forest’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs, Dr. Kersh serves as professor of political science, keeping one foot in the classroom as a dedicated teacher-scholar in Wake Forest’s unique one-on-one approach to education.
CEO, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist; Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Chief Academic Officer, Atrium Health
- BS (University of Illinois); MD (Rush University)
Vision & Mission
Wake Forest combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.
The Strategic Plan
The overarching priorities critical to the vitality of the University.
The Master Plan
A thirty-year projection for the Reynolda Campus.