Chapter Twelve: 1994–1995 197
(Psychology) won the Award for Excellence in Research; and Thomas E. Mullen (Dean
of the College) received the Medallion of Merit. Michael J. Hyde, a distinguished pro-
fessor at Northwestern University, was named the first J. Tylee Wilson Professor of
Business Ethics in the Department of Communication.
On August 29, in a letter to Bill L. Atchley, President of the University of the
Pacific, President Hearn affirmed that the normal teaching load for faculty at Wake
Forest was three courses each during the fall and spring semesters (or six courses dur-
ing the academic year), but he acknowledged that concessions were granted as needed
on a case-by-case basis.
The Graduate Counseling Program was reaccredited by the Council for the
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for seven
years, or until June 30, 2002, the longest possible period for reaccreditation. The Phy-
sician Assistant Program celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in September, and a
five-year program leading to a master’s degree in accounting was instituted to meet
the increased professional standards for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candi-
dates. A new Urban Studies minor requiring at least 20 credits was initiated in the fall,
with Don Frey (Economics) as coordinator. It was the eighth interdisciplinary minor
offered at the University.
Administration and Staff
President Hearn was granted a six-week study leave for summer 1995. He went to
France from mid-June to mid-July and then spent a couple of weeks in August at the
beach, although he was available as needed.
At their April meeting, the Trustees added a supplemental statement on sexual
orientation to existing University anti-discrimination language. In related actions,
Gloria Cooper (Director EEO/Training Officer) and Dean-Elect Paul Escott visited
department chairs to discuss the recruitment of female and minority faculty in
During the summer of 1994, John McKinnon announced his retirement as Dean
of the Babcock School. Dean since 1989, in his last year, McKinnon recommended
the opening of an evening MBA in Charlotte starting in the fall of 1995. President
Hearn approved the plan and notified the Board of Trustees on January 25. Under
McKinnon, applications for full-time admission to the Babcock School increased
52 percent; the average GMAT score rose more than sixty points from 540 to 600;
and the Babcock School achieved its first national ranking. The entering class of the
Babcock Graduate School of Management’s full-time program also had the highest
average GMAT score in the school’s history, 660. On May 15, Gary Costley, fifty-one
years old, was appointed Professor of Management and Dean of the Babcock School.
He had been Executive Vice President of cereal giant the Kellogg Company and Chair
of Kellogg USA.
Walter Harrelson, former Dean of the Divinity Schools at Vanderbilt University
and the University of Chicago, became a University Professor at Wake Forest on July
1 and was given a two-year appointment to structure a Divinity School program that
would be both Baptist and ecumenical. His hiring was facilitated by a gift of $300,000
from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.