52 The History of Wake Forest
As the academic year came to a close, the sad news came that Harold Wayland
Tribble (1899–1986) had died on June 17 at the age of 86. He was responsible for
building the Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem. Now, it seemed the institution
he had shepherded into a new age and a different location would be expanded and
transformed physically and academically in ways that would have been impossible for
the tenth President to ever have imagined.