Dr. Hatch Recognized with Two Awards

Happy Black and Gold Friday, Deac families!  As you prepare for what I hope will be a good weekend (and I am en route back to Mother So Dear from Boston), I thought I would share some updates from campus.

540x400.hatch.20100910Our president, Nathan O. Hatch, has been in the news of late:

“Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2015 Chief Executive HR Champion Award. Recognizing that what makes an institution great are its people, this award honors a president or chancellor of a higher education institution or system who has demonstrated significant support for the institution’s human resources function.

CUPA-HR selected Hatch as the recipient because of Wake Forest’s strategic investments in the areas of employee wellbeing, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement. CUPA-HR recognized that, in his 10 years at the helm of Wake Forest, Hatch has prioritized the resources and support necessary for the University’s human resources team to put plans into action.”  Read the full story.

Dr. Hatch was also recognized by the ACC:

“The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has bestowed the President’s Award for Exemplary Service to the ACC to Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.

The award was announced at the ACC’s spring meeting Tuesday evening.

Each year, the outgoing Conference President honors someone for commendable service to the ACC during the year of the president’s term or over an extended period of time.

Martha Putallaz, the 2014-2015 ACC President and faculty representative for Duke University, chose to honor Hatch for demonstrating exceptional leadership during what she called ‘a most pivotal, challenging and transformative time in the history of intercollegiate athletics.’” Read the full story.

Our congratulations to Dr. Hatch for being honored by his peers for his great work at Wake Forest!

— by Betsy Chapman

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