As the Vice President for University Advancement, Mark Petersen leads the University Development, Alumni & Donor Services, Communications & External Relations, Alumni Engagement and the Wake Forest magazine teams, whose shared vision focuses on annually generating $100 million dollars or one third of Wake Forest’s annual budget. To do so will significantly reduce the University’s dependence on tuition revenue and thus drive a transformation of the Wake Forest community. During his tenure, Mark has designed and implemented Wake Will Lead, the University’s first ever $1 Billion capital campaign. Wake Will Lead has surpassed all expectations – becoming the most successful campaign in the University’s history to-date.
Mark is a graduate of Brandeis University and received a Master of Arts degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.