238 The History of Wake Forest
At the Babcock Graduate School
of Management, Charlie Moyer,
who joined the faculty in 1988 as
the Integon Chair of Finance, was
named interim Dean following Gary
Costley’s departure, and on March
20, President Hearn announced
Moyer’s full appointment. At the
time, the school had 657 students
and 3,200 alumni. It offered full-
time, evening, and executive MBA
programs in Winston-Salem and an
MBA program in Charlotte, as well as joint degree programs with the School of Law
and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
At the School of Medicine, Jim Thompson became Vice President and Dean, and
Richard Dean became interim Vice President for Health Affairs in June 1997.
On the Reynolda Campus, Jeryl Prescott (English) was appointed to a tempo-
rary part-time position as an Associate Dean of the College when Patricia Johansson
decided to reduce her hours as she approached retirement. Prescott became a full-
time Associate Dean in fall 1997.
In the Office of Information Systems, Jay L. Dominick became Assistant Vice
President and Chief Information Officer; E. O’Neal Robinson was named Director;
and Anne Yandell was named Assistant Director for Projects.
Linda Ward became station manager at WFDD in April, replacing Cleve Cal-
lison, who left to become station manager of WMUB at Miami University of Ohio.
Joshua Else and Melissa N. Combes joined the University Relations staff.
Maureen Carpenter (MBA ’95) succeeded Thomas Gilsenan as University Con-
troller in May. The former controller for Champion Products promptly renamed
the office Financial and Accounting Services and reorganized it into three areas: 1)
financial services (accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll); 2) financial
reporting and budgeting (including general accounting); and 3) grant and endow-
ment accounting (encompassing cash management and insurance).
In August 1996, the Commission on the Status of Women recommended more
training for supervisors to increase the number of women in top administrative posts;
hiring more women in tenure-track positions; conducting a definitive study of day-
care needs and costs; fostering a climate in and out of the classroom that would lead
to more equitable intellectual and social conditions for women students; appointing
a committee to monitor the implementation of these recommendations; reallocating
funds as necessary to implement them; and securing the active support of the Presi-
dent, provost, Vice Presidents, and Deans to improve conditions for female faculty,
staff, and students. In June 1997, the commission issued a final report based on sixteen
months of research and interviews with about three hundred students, faculty, staff,
and administrators. It included most of the recommendations of the August 1996
The administration responded in August of 1997, and Claudia Thomas chaired a
ten-member oversight committee that drafted detailed protocols to address: