Chapter Fourteen: 1996–1997 237
1977, and Vice President for Uni-
versity Relations in 1984. Wake
Forest won numerous honors for
fundraising under him. His replace-
ment was Sandra C. Boyette, Vice
President for Public Affairs since
1988. She had been Interim Vice
President for University Relations
but was appointed permanently on
May 8, 1997. In her new capacity,
she directed University fundraising,
alumni relations, publications, spe-
cial events, and media relations.
In addition to Joyner, Gary
E. Costley, Dean of the Babcock
Graduate School of Management,
resigned to become Chair, Presi-
dent, and CEO of the Minnesota-
based Multifoods Corporation in
March 1997. Kay Doenges Lord
(’64), Assistant Vice President and
Director of Alumni Activities, also
resigned after twelve years in the alumni office on April 23. Minta Aycock McNally
(’74), Director of the Office of University Relations, was named to succeed her.
Lu Leake, Associate Vice President of Administration and Planning, retired in
the summer of 1997 after thirty-three years of service in a variety of roles, including
Dean of Women and Assistant Vice President for Planning. Before departing, she
received the first Woman of the Year Award from the Friends of Women’s Studies for
her service as Dean of Women and her work as Chair
of the Commission on the Status of Women. She was
named an honorary alumna, and the foyer outside of
the Magnolia Room in Reynolda Hall was named for
her.
Jack E. Wilkerson Jr. was appointed Acting Dean
of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy in
August 1996 following the resignation of Dana Johnson,
and he became permanent Dean on July 1, 1997. His
position was announced at a news conference at the
end of May. Wilkerson joined Wake Forest in 1989 and
coordinated the accounting program, chaired a com-
mittee that developed a five-year program for under-
graduates to earn a master’s degree in accounting,
and chaired the University’s Student Life Committee.
Johnson, who served as Dean from 1992 until summer
1996, left Wake Forest to take a similar position at the
University of Delaware.
Bill Joyner
Lu Leake in the foyer in
Reynolda Hall named for
her
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