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• Ross Griffith became
Planning Analyst and
Director of Space Man-
agement in the Office
of the Vice President
and Planning. His for-
mer duties in the area
of affirmative action
and equal opportunity
were transferred to the
Office of the University
• The Office of the Director of Denominational Relations was transferred
to the Office of Development, now called the Office of University Relations.
• Chaplain Ed Christman started reporting to the Vice President of Adminis-
tration and Planning, who now oversaw Student Life activities.
In other events, two administrators were recognized by extramural organizations in
• Margaret R. Perry, Registrar, was elected President of the Southern Associa-
tion of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
• Rich T. (Dick) Clay, Director of Wake Forest University Stores, was elected
President of the College Stores Association of North Carolina.
The 1983–1984 athletic teams had their usual ups and downs. Most had average years
with about equal numbers of wins and losses. Outstanding performers included
Laird Dunlop, who finished third in the ACC tennis championships; Brenda Corrie,
who captured second place as the women’s tennis team placed third in the ACC tour-
nament; and Kevin Bunn, who set a new ACC career homerun mark with thirteen
round-trips. The men’s golf team finished second in the ACC tournament, with Jerry
Haas capturing an individual second-place finish.
Beyond individual recognition, three teams stood out: the men’s basketball
team and the men’s and women’s track teams. The men’s basketball team had to
play most of its ACC games in the Greensboro Coliseum because the Winston-
Salem Memorial Coliseum was deteriorating. While the distance from campus was
inconvenient for fans, the team did quite well. On February 8, Carl Tacy became
only the second Wake Forest basketball coach to win two hundred games. Later in
the season, he led the team to the NCAA Tournament, where the Deacons defeated
DePaul 73–71 in overtime on March 23. The victory ended the career of Hall of
Fame Coach Ray Meyer and resulted in what was described as the “greatest Quad
roll in Wake Forest history.” The win sent Wake to the regional finals, where the
Deacons lost to Houston but ended the season with a record-setting twenty-three
Mark Reece and Lu Leake