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Taylor to bring the Wake Forest business programs
under unified leadership. Taylor had been Dean of the
undergraduate School of Business and Accountancy
since 1980. However, before Taylor could combine
the two schools, he was forced to resign due to health
problems. Paul A. Dierks became Acting Dean of the
Babcock School, and Provost Wilson was named chair
of the selection committee for the next dean.
On June 6, 1988, President Hearn announced
other administrative reorganizations. Vice President
John Willard became Financial Resources Manager,
responsible for real estate and the University’s endowment operations. John Ander-
son became Vice President for Administration and Budget, assuming responsibility
for Reynolda campus operations, including the physical plant, personnel, and budget.
In addition, a new Vice President for Student Life and Instructional Resources was
established and a Division of Student Life was created that initially included the Cen-
ter for Psychological Services, the Placement and Career Development Office, and the
University Health Service. Ken Zick, who had held similar responsibilities at the Law
School, was appointed in this role. He would supervise student services, University
libraries, and Reynolda campus grants and contracts.
Harold Holmes was named Director of Career Placement and Planning (CPP),
replacing N. Rick Heatley; Julius H. Corpening was named Assistant Vice President
for University Relations; Robert T. Baker was promoted to Director of Development;
Lu Leake replaced Percival Perry as Dean of the Summer School; and supervision of
WFDD, the University-operated public radio station, was assigned to Sandra Connor.
In addition, Robert Prince, a former special agent with the FBI, was named to head
the University’s reorganized Security Office in March, with Alton M. Hill, the former
Director of Public Safety, as his assistant.
With the steady increase in the quantity and quality of admissions since 1983,
a Management Oversight Committee on Admissions was appointed to insure that
the policies and procedures of the Admissions Office were coordinated with the Uni-
versity’s comprehensive institutional objec-
tives. The committee was composed of John
Anderson, Bill Joyner, Ed Wilson, and Sandra
Connor.
President Hearn turned fifty and was
appointed to the NCAA President’s Com-
mission in June 1988. He also became Chair
of Winston-Salem Business, Inc., a private
nonprofit development corporation he had
helped create to attract new business to the
area. Before tackling either responsibility,
he and his wife spent two summer months
in Vienna, courtesy of the Board of Trust-
ees as thanks for his five years of service as
President.
Tom Taylor
Ken Zick
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