Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, President, Wake Forest University


Dr. Nathan O. Hatch

Dr. Nathan O. Hatch became Wake Forest’s 13th president on July 1, 2005. While at the helm, U.S. News and World Report named Wake Forest 23rd among 281 national universities – the highest ever ranking for the University.

As chief executive of the University, he has spearheaded comprehensive strategic planning efforts and strengthened Wake Forest’s distinctive commitments to the teacher-scholar model and the education of the whole person.

Office of the President


Rogan Kersh

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.

Office of the Provost

Rogan Kersh, Provost, Wake Forest University

Michele Gillespie, Dean of the Undergraduate College

Michele Gillespie

Dean, Undergraduate College

Dr. Michelle Roehm

Michelle Roehm

Interim Dean, School of Business

Law School Dean Jane Aiken

Jane Aiken

Dean, School of Law

  • BA (Hollins College); JD (New York University); LLM (Georgetown University)
  • 336.758.5435
  • aiken@nullwfu.edu


Jonathan L. Walton

Dean, Divinity School

  • BA (Morehouse College); PhD and MDiv (Princeton Theological Seminary)
  • 336.758.3957
  • divdean@nullwfu.edu

Julie Freischlag, Interim Dean and CEO, School of Medicine

Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D.

CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center & WFU Health Sciences;
Dean, WFU School of Medicine

  • BS (University of Illinois); MD (Rush University)
  • 336.716.3408

Brad Jones, Dean, Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences

Brad Jones

Dean, Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences

Dwayne Godwin, Dean, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences

Dwayne Godwin

Dean, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences

Tim Pyatt, Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Tim Pyatt

Dean, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

  • BA (Duke University); MLS (North Carolina Central University)
  • 336.758.5478

Charles L. Iacovou, Dean of Business

Charles L. Iacovou

Dean, School of Professional Studies and Vice Provost for Charlotte Programs

  • BS (University of Vermont); PhD (University of British Columbia)
  • 336.758.4579

Vision & Mission

Wake Forest combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.

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The Strategic Plan

The overarching priorities critical to the vitality of the University.

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The Master Plan

A thirty-year projection for the Reynolda Campus.

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Annual Report

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WFU Information

Financial reports and consumer information.

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