“Community in Progress” reflects our belief that while we work to improve Wake Forest’s campus climate, we are actively practicing what it means to be in community together. Wake Forest faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, parents and our Winston-Salem neighbors all have a deep interest in the state of our community. This website provides regular updates on our progress and holds us accountable to each other.

Several groups comprised of current faculty, staff and students met during the Fall 2014 semester to focus on issues of diversity and inclusion. The Provost’s Office received more than 150 recommendations and commissioned a Campus Climate Implementation Team to address all recommendations in following areas: Admissions, Communication, Curricular and Faculty Engagement, Orientation, Space, and Student Engagement (consisting of Civic Engagement, Diversity Peer Education, and Student Leadership Development). Additionally, recommendations were submitted and addressed by the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs and The Police Accountability Taskforce.

Campus Climate Implementation Team

Provost Rogan Kersh commissioned The Campus Climate Implementation Team, a group of University leaders, faculty, staff, and students, to coordinate implementation of action items from the campus climate deliberative dialogue process and communicate progress to the campus community. The committee members are listed below and welcome your feedback and comments.


Barbee Oakes, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Lynn Sutton, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Provost’s Office

Committee Members

Martha Allman, Dean, Admissions

Kaylan Baxter, MA, Associate Director of Assessment and Research, Pro Humanitate Institute

Matt Clifford, Ph.D., Director, Residence Life and Housing

Kevin Cox, Director of Crisis Communication and Community Relations, University Advancement

Adam Goldstein, Ph.D., Dean of Students, Campus Life

Brian Hart, Wake Forest Fellow, Dean’s Office

Marianne Magjuka, M.Ed., Assistant Dean, Pro Humanitate Institute/Campus Life

Jonathan McElderry, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students/Director, Intercultural Center

Jenny Mai, Student, Wake Forest University

Penny Rue, Ph.D., Vice President, Campus Life

Terry (T.J.) Smith, Wake Forest Fellow, Office of the Provost

Leigh Stanfield, Director, Center for Global Programs and Studies

Tim Wilkinson, MA, Associate Dean, Student Engagement

Matt Williams, Director of Communication, Office of Diversity and Inclusion