30 The History of Wake Forest
Richard Janeway as Chair of the Association
of American Medical Colleges, the highest
office in academic medicine, on October 30.
In a less prestigious but significant accom-
plishment, Richard (Dick) Clay, Director
of the Wake Forest University Bookstore,
received the Outstanding Manager Award
1985 from the National Association of ­for
College Stores.
A flurry of internal promotions and
hires included the promotion of Gerald W.
Esch, Chair of Biology, to Dean of the Gradu-
ate School on August 1, succeeding Henry
S. Stroupe (’35, MA ’37), who retired that
summer. Leon Corbett (’59, JD ’61), former
Associate General Counsel, became Univer-
sity Counsel and Secretary to the Board of
In other appointments, Provost Ed Wilson selected Political Science Professor
Richard Sears to coordinate the Office of International Studies, a project made pos-
sible by a $497,000 gift from the Pew Memorial Trust of Philadelphia. Wake Forest
was one of only fifteen schools nationally sponsored to participate in the Liberal Arts
Enrichment Program, which encouraged study of non-Western cultures with grants
to faculty for summer and year-long leaves.
New additions to the administra-
tion included Laura C. Ford (’70), who
became the University’s first Associate
Provost, and Ernest Wade, who suc-
ceeded Biology Professor Herman Eure
(PhD ’74) as Minority Affairs Director.
Alan S. Cameron became the University’s
first Coordinator of Substance Abuse
Services, and Brian M. Austin, Director
of the University Counseling Center, was
appointed to the new position of Assis-
tant Vice President for Student Affairs.
On March 25, the first meeting of
the administrative council was held.
The group was established to meet peri-
odically with the president and executive
council to discuss administrative policies.
Weston P. Hatfield (’41) was
reelected Chair of the Board of Trustees,
and J. Tylee Wilson (LLD ’84) became
Chair of the College Board of Visitors. Henry S. Stroupe
David Smiley
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