10 The History of Wake Forest
Henry Stroupe, Dean of the Graduate School;
Director of Athletics Gene Hooks;
John D. Scarlett, Dean of the Law School;
Robert W. Shively, Dean of the Babcock School; and
Director of Communications Russell Brantley.
One other administrative action taken at this time had an immediate and long-
term impact on both the University and the wider community. Hearn founded “Lead-
ership Winston-Salem,” patterned on the Leadership Birmingham program in which
he had been heavily involved before coming to Wake Forest. In a letter to Albert
Butler on February 8, Hearn wrote: “I need your good name and influence to recruit
a Board strong enough to ensure the financial viability of the program, and to guar-
antee that our first class of participants is outstanding.” Enlisting trustees and city
corporate leaders, Butler, along with J. Tylee Wilson and John G. Medlin, recruited
new leaders to assess opportunities and resources and to establish new networks to
meet community needs. The first Executive Director, Deborah Martin, was hired on
May 14, her salary paid through the Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Winston-
Salem, a connection between the University and the community, became a reality.
In early January, John Anderson announced the promotion of Lu Leake from
Dean of Women to Assistant Vice President for Administration and Planning. He
appointed former Dean of Men Mark Reece to Dean of Students. Both positions were
new, and the earlier deanships were eliminated, their duties assigned to the Dean of
Students position, which Anderson oversaw.
Effective March 1, the following administrative changes took place:
President Hearn and Reynolda Campus Vice Presidents, 1984. Seated from left to
right: Dick Janeway, Tom Hearn, and Ed Wilson; standing from left to right: Bill
Joyner, Leon Corbett, John Anderson, and John Willard
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