Chapter Eleven: 1993–1994 181
to Director of the Benson University Center. Later, in January, he was reappointed
by Dean Mullen to serve as an Associate Dean of the College and Dean of Freshmen
after Catherine Harris (Sociology), former chair of the first-year orientation pro-
gram, returned to full-time teaching. Jim Coffey (Facilities) was recognized in the
Winston-Salem Journal in November as a community volunteer for transforming the
grounds of the Children’s Center for the Physically Handicapped.
University Security was transferred to Ken Zick from Leon Corbett. It meant that
University Police would now be part of the Division of Student Life. Two offices for-
merly under John Anderson, the Office of Institutional Research and the Registrar’s
Office, were transferred to the Provost’s Office under Dave Brown. Bob Mills became
Assistant Vice President of University Relations, primarily responsible for coordinat-
ing major gifts, and James Bullock, formerly the Director of the Capital Campaign,
became Associate Director of Development, with special responsibility for donations
to the School of Law and the Babcock Graduate School of Management.
Robert Spinks was chosen interim director of the Ecumenical Institute. Kenneth
W. Overholt was named the new Deputy Director of University Security. Kerry M.
King, a staff writer in the capital campaign office since 1989, was named Director of
University Relations Communications.
Governor Jim Hunt appointed President Hearn to serve on the seventeen-­
member North Carolina Standards and Accountability Commission, charged with
developing more rigorous high school graduation requirements. Hearn had been
visiting public schools to learn more about local primary and secondary education.
On July 20, 1993, President Hearn announced that John Willard, Vice President
for Financial Resources and Treasurer, and Ed Wilson, Vice President for Special
Projects and Professor of English, would complete their administrative duties on
January 1, 1994, and retire. They would not be replaced, and their duties would
be reassigned. Willard remained a consultant on endowment matters, and Wilson
directed the London program in the spring. At the ages of seventy and sixty-two,
respectively, Wilson and Willard had served Wake Forest for a combined total of
more than ­seventy-five years. Willard built the endowment from $15 million to
$400  million. He had managed Reynolda Center, the former AT&T building on
Reynolda Road, the University Corporate Center, and the former RJR World Head-
quarters Building.
Thomas E. Mullen, Dean of the College since 1968, announced that he would
leave the position on August 15, 1994, to teach history full-time. Ed Wilson was
appointed to chair the committee to identify a successor, but in December 1993 Mul-
len was persuaded to continue his duties until summer 1995 because Wilson was
scheduled to leave for the Worrell House in January 1994.
Carlos Holder (’69, MBA ’83), Controller and Assistant Treasurer, resigned in
January 1994 to become Chief Financial Officer at Guilford College in Greensboro,
North Carolina. Thomas J. Gilsenan, former Manager and Director of the Graylyn
Conference Center, was named as his successor. Monroe Whitt resigned as Director
of Facilities Management following a public incident between him and his former
girlfriend in April.
University Editor David Fyten and his staff received the CASE Grand
Gold and Improvement awards for their work in 1994. At the Babcock School,
Previous Page Next Page