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Lu Leake, who were usually intermediaries between the students
and ultimate University authority. Reece, a Wake Forest alumnus
of the class of 1949, had served as Dean since 1958, and Leake had
been in her office since 1964. Both of them were highly respected
representatives, dedicated loyally to the University and to the Uni-
versity’s governing standards, and they were often unfairly exposed
to student criticisms, whether in person or in Old Gold and Black.
I have included in Appendix F part of a memorial tribute to Mark
Reece which I read in Wait Chapel on May 15, 1997, and Dean Leake
is mentioned in that tribute. But I should add a few words more about
her service to the University during the Scales years. A principled
woman who believed in high standards of conduct and decorum,
she worked valiantly during troubled times for Wake Forest, firm
when necessary and flexible when necessary, but always listening
with patience and responding with dignity.
The administration’s negative reply to the students’ request for
visitation rights did not indicate an unwillingness to change other
rules governing campus life. For example, the dress code for women
Lu Leake and Dean of Women Emerita Lois Johnson Mark Reece
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