Associate Dean for Student Engagement
Tim oversees all aspects of the Student Engagement office, such as strategic planning, assessment and supervision of staff. He advises WFU Student Government, and serves as chair of the Student Activity Fee Committee and secretary of the Student Life Committee.
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Education: West Chester University (BA) – Speech Communications; Rider University (MA) – Human Services; Appalachian State University (EdD) – Higher Education/Adult Learning (Current)
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
Director of Student Organizations and Programs
Kathy works with students hoping to charter new student organizations, serves as a voting member of the Student Organizations Council and Student Activity Fee committees, and oversees major campus traditions including the President’s Ball, Family Weekend, Senior Send-Off, and Orientation late night events.
Hometown: Bluefield, WV
Education: Elon University (BA) – Health and Exercise Science; Averett University – MBA
Hobbies: Cooking, tennis, reading, watching movies
Favorite Wake Traditions: aWake All Night, Shag on the Mag, President’s Ball, Family Weekend
“Just do it.” – Nike
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
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
Education: American University (BA) – Print Journalism; William & Mary (M. Ed.) – Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
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
Associate Director of Leadership Initiatives
Dexter coordinates and works with campus partners to assess and establish individual and organizational leadership development programs. Also, he oversees leadership initiatives such as CHARGE, Carpe Deacon, First Year in Focus and the Women’s Leadership Symposium.
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Education: Fayetteville State University (BS) – Computer Science; Fayetteville State University (M. Ed.) – Mathematics; North Carolina A&T State University (PhD) – Leadership Studies and Adult Education (Current)
Hobbies: Movies, weekend trips, eating
Favorite Wake Tradition: Football games
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Assistant Director of Student Organizations and Programs
Michele manages chartered student organizations by implementing systems, trainings, and resources to promote sense of belonging, peer leadership, and accountability. She also supervises the Engagement Consultants, a peer-led mentoring programming that serves students seeking involving opportunities on campus.
Hometown: Sound Beach, NY
Education: Bloomsburg University (BA) – Communication Studies w/ focus in Interpersonal Communication; Bloomsburg University (M. Ed.) – Educational Leadership: Student Affairs
Hobbies: Playing soccer, going camping, playing with her puppy, hosting events
Favorite Wake Tradition: Family Weekend
“You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine.” – Jason Mraz
Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Shane supports the fraternity and sorority community at Wake Forest through different diversity and inclusion efforts for 25 Greek letter organizations, while strengthening current harm reduction training for student organizations through the TIPS Training Program. In addition, he oversees marketing/educational efforts for the community and advises National Pan-Hellenic, Panhellenic, and Order of Omega councils.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: University of North Carolina, Charlotte (BS) – Business Administration: Finance; North Carolina State University (M. Ed.) – Higher Education and Administration
Hobbies: Traveling, concert going, college basketball
Favorite Wake Tradition: Free Chick-fil-A sandwich at basketball games if opposing player misses two free-throws.
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” – Tony Stark, Iron Man
Assistant Director of Student Union
Michael serves as the advisor to Student Union, Wake Forest University’s campus programming board.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education: University of North Carolina Wilmington (BA) – International Studies and Political Science; University of Tennessee (MPPA) – Public Policy Analysis and Public Management; The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M. Ed.) – Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
Hobbies: Doing anything and everything with Mellie (his goldendoodle), cooking, traveling, Netflix/Hulu
Favorite Wake Traditions: Shag on the Mag and Springfest
“Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” – Shonda Rhimes
Olivia evaluates and develops processes to build structure and provide logistical support to advance the mission and vision of the Office of Student Engagement. In addition, she assists with administrative tasks and serves as the main point of contact for scheduling meetings and processing paperwork.
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Education: University of California, Riverside (BA) – Sociology/Administrative Studies: Human Resources Management/Labor Relations
Hobbies: Fostering cats/kittens, volunteering at a therapeutic riding center, baking cookies, going to concerts, hanging out at the beach
Favorite Wake Tradition: Senior Send-off
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen
Graduate Advisor for Student Union
Trey assists the directors and executive board of Student Union in planning hundreds of events each year, ranging from our film series to live music events to campus traditions like Homecoming and Springfest.
Hometown: Richardson, TX
Education: Wake Forest University (BA) – English & History; Wake Forest University (MFA) – Documentary Storytelling (Current)
Hobbies: Reading books, attending live theatre, hanging out with his dogs Daisy & Gatsby, watching wrestling, lamenting the misfortunes of his favorite sports teams, making and talking about films
Favorite Wake Tradition: Lovefeast
“In the event of a tie, it doesn’t matter who windsor knot.”
Graduate Advisor for Student Organizations and Programs
Ashley serves as the Assistant Supervisor of the Engagement Consultant Program. She is also the author for the Student Organizations weekly newsletter.
Hometown: New Bern, NC
Education: North Carolina State University (BS) – Social Work; University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Masters) – Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (Current)
Hobbies: Constructing wigs, make-up, watching DIY videos
Favorite Wake Traditions: Playfair and President’s Ball
“I’m an early bird and I’m a night owl. So I’m wise and I have worms.” – Michael Scott, The Office