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Nathan Hatch, Building the Collegiate University at Wake Forest (January 9)
January 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nathan O. Hatch, President, Wake Forest University
Building the Collegiate University at Wake Forest
Dr. Nathan O. Hatch is marking his 13th year as president of Wake Forest University. In his years at the helm, Wake Forest has assembled a remarkable team of leaders, made significant realignments in business and medicine, developed new programs to educate the whole person, reinvented the 21st century liberal arts education with personal and career preparedness, build a greater community through a three-year residency requirement, and launched the largest fundraising effort in the University’s history.
In addition to being Wake Forest’s president, Dr. Hatch is regularly cited as one of the most influential scholars in the study of the history of religion in America. As an exceptional scholar, he joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 1975. In 1996, he was named provost and became the first Protestant to ever serve in that position at Notre Dame. Throughout his career, he has been an active leader in American higher education, including having served as chair of the Division I Board of Directors of the NCAA, where he led the transformative restructuring of the top division’s governance system. In 2014, Dr. Hatch was honored by his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.