Senior Associate Dean of Students
West Chester University (BA) – Speech Communications; Rider University (MA) – Human Services; Appalachian State University (EdD) – Higher Education/Adult Learning (Current)
Tim oversees all aspects of the Student Engagement office, such as strategic planning, assessment, and supervision of staff. He advises Student Government, and serves as chair of the Student Activity Fee Committee and secretary of the Student Life Committee.
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Strengths: Communication, WOO, Adaptability, Ideation, Arranger
Hobbies: Watching the Phillies and Super Bowl Champion Eagles, playing with his son Liam, pretending he is still a runner
Favorite Wake Tradition: Sitting on the hill at Wake Forest football games
“Decisions are made by those who show up.” – Jed Bartlet, The West Wing
Assistant Dean, Leadership Initiatives and Fraternity/Sorority Life
American University (BA) – Print Journalism; William & Mary (M. Ed.) – Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
Betsy provides leadership and strategic planning for fraternities and sororities, with a focus on harm reduction initiatives, leadership development, advising the Interfraternity Council and FSL Ambassadors, and liaising with the Greek Alumni Advisory Board.
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Strengths: Futuristic, Relator, Responsibility, Command, Self-Assurance
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, hanging out with her adorable rescue hound Arnie
Favorite Wake Tradition: Senior Send-off
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” – Helen Keller
Director of Student Organizations and Programs
Saint Augustine University (BS) – Accounting; University of Buffalo (M.Ed.) – Higher Education Administration
Shauna develops programs, resources, and systems that support the Wake Forest campus community, specifically Student Union, student organizations including their members and advisors, and major campus programs and traditions. This includes supervising professional staff members and student-led initiatives that support Student Engagement programs.
Hometown: New York, NY
Strengths: Responsibility, Connectedness, Relator, Communication, Analytical
Hobbies: Traveling, dancing, cooking with and entertaining for friends and family, being a foodie, not to mention bowling
Favorite Wake Tradition: “I’ve enjoyed several traditions since arriving at Wake Forest but there are many more to come, so I’m keeping my mind open.” Piedmont Triad Area: Food Truck Festivals, and the NC Folk Festival
“To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
Assistant Director of Student Organizations & Programs
University of Alabama (BS) – Human Development & Family Studies; University of Virginia (M.Ed.) – Higher Education Administration
Erinn supports Student Organizations at Wake by advising the Student Organizations Council, managing The Link, planning involvement fairs, coordinating event planning meetings, and facilitating workshops for organization leaders and members. She also advises the Engagement Consultants in helping their peers find new and exciting ways to get involved on the WFU campus.
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Strengths: Relator, Learner, Analytical, Harmony, Maximizer
Hobbies: Baking & decorating cookies, listening to audiobooks, making art, and watching Marvel movies & Alabama football (Roll Tide!)
Favorite Wake Tradition: Senior Send-off
“Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” – Susan Cain
Assistant Director of Leadership Initiatives
Western Kentucky University (BA) – Sociology; Florida State University (MS) – Higher Education
Lauren oversees leadership initiatives in the Office of Student Engagement including Charge, Adopt A Deac, and Student Organization Leadership Development. Lauren’s work focuses on change-based leadership development with emphasis on harm reduction, prevention, and diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Hometown: Russell County, KY
Hobbies: Reading, Antiquing, Organizing and Redecorating her apartment, Traveling, Hiking, Exploring markets and festivals
Favorite Wake Tradition: Pres Ball
“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey
Assistant Director, Student Union
Wake Forest University (BA) – Communications & Sociology
Lacey supports the Office of Student Engagement in a multitude of ways: From managing daily operations, developing and implementing strategies/processes to help the office function efficiently to financial and budgetary reconciliation and approval/review of correspondence with Campus Life and other university partners.
Hometown: Nazareth, PA
Strengths: Individualization, Analytical, Discipline, Harmony, Communication
Hobbies: Watching college sports or any version of the Real Housewives franchise, anything Disney related (especially fantasizing about the food in Epcot), lounging around with her dog Bentley (aka watching him sleep) and singing the Philadelphia Eagles fight song
Favorite Wake Tradition: When the Deacon comes out on the motorcycle at football and basketball games
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou